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Firefighters find 9-year-old child dead inside burned home in south-central Arkansas


SMACKOVER, Arkansas — A 9-year-old child has died in a house fire in south-central Arkansas.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1kZRxf3 ) that the fire was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Thursday at a home in Smackover and that firefighters found the child's body in a bedroom. The report says an adult and three other children escaped the burning home.

Details regarding the origin of the fire were not immediately released.

The American Red Cross in Little Rock released a statement saying it is providing the family with shelter and other assistance.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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