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Paragould woman killed in MO house fire identified

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ARBYRD, MO (KAIT) -

Missouri authorities are still investigating a deadly fire that happened in Arbyrd Tuesday. The sheriff's office has released the name of the victim.

On Thursday, Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder identified the victim as 29-year-old Terrisena Nichole Tucker from Paragould.

The fire happened in the 200-block of Annie Avenue. Sheriff's deputies, Arbyrd firefighters and other local law enforcement arrived at the residence to find it "fully engulfed in flames," Holder says.

Once crews made their way into the home they found the body of Tucker near a bathroom. She died en route to a Kennett hospital.

The woman who made the 911 call spoke to Region 8 News Tuesday afternoon.

Kimberly Heit said she knew the man and woman who lived in the home.

She said the man was at work, but she knew the woman was usually at home during that time.

Heit saw and heard the window shatter and saw flames coming from the front of the house.

She said there was “just no way she could attempt to rescue the woman.”

When the fire department arrived on scene, Heit said she knew it was a tragedy.

“We heard somebody start screaming and we thought it was the girl,” she said. “We thought it was her screaming, but it was the fireman yelling for someone to come because he found her.”

The Missouri State Fire Marshal, Dunklin County Sheriff's Office and Arbyrd Fire Department are investigating the incident.

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