One dead in house fire

One dead in house fire

TUCKERMAN, AR (KAIT) - According to Tuckerman Fire Chief Wrotie Koller, a woman died Tuesday afternoon as a result of a house fire.

Koller told Region 8 News that his department got a call around 2:30 p.m. to go to the 100 block of Hullen Drive in Tuckerman. Witnesses told authorities that there was someone inside the home when the crews got to the scene.

The woman, who was taken to Unity Health in Newport, was found unresponsive in a bedroom, Koller said, noting authorities are withholding the woman's name until next of kin are notified.

The Arkansas State Police has been called to investigate the fire, but Koller said authorities do not believe the fire was suspicious.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

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