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Man killed in house fire Wednesday

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INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Investigators have identified a man killed in a Wednesday morning house fire.

Randy Martin died when his home on Union Hill Road in Thida went up in flames around 7:30 a.m.

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens told Region 8 News that foul play is not suspected.

However, he said they are still investigating the cause of the fire.

"It appears that it started in the living room but like I said, it's still ongoing and we don't have it finalized yet," Stephens said. 

Martin's body is being sent to the Arkansas State Crime lab for analysis. 

The Thida-Union Hill and the Oil Trough Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the blaze. 

Thida is located about four miles south of Oil Trough.

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