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Mississippi Co. authorities investigate deadly arson


An arson in Mississippi County is being investigated after a body was found in a burned home.

The arson happened on the morning of Feb. 1 at a home just off Arkansas Highway 18 near Dell.

Dell Police and Fire Chief Charlie Byrd said when crews arrived there was just smoke.

Byrd said when they went in to extinguish the fire, a body was located. The chief also said the unnamed victim died of smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire has not been released. Extensive damage was done to the home.

In addition to the Dell Fire Department, the Mississippi County Sheriff's Office and Arkansas State Police assisted with the fire investigation.

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