House fire in Morrilton claims the life of 4-year-old boy, cause of blaze sought

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MORRILTON, Arkansas — Police in Morrilton say the cause of a fire that killed a 4-year-old boy has not yet been determined.

Police Chief Sonny Stover told reporters that the fire was reported early Sunday morning and that the child's grandfather and three other children were able to escape the burning home. Stover says the grandfather tried, but was unable to re-enter the home and rescue the 4-year-old.

The child's name had not been released on Tuesday.

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