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Bodies of 2 people found in house fire

by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | October 26, 2019 at 2:00 a.m.

Newton County deputies found two bodies and a dead dog in a burning house Friday afternoon near Jasper, according to a news release.

Deputies responded at approximately 2:39 p.m. Friday to multiple 911 calls about a house fire south of Jasper on Arkansas 7, Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said.

The exact address was not mentioned in the release. Emergency personnel found two bodies and a dead dog in the house and were able to retrieve them while the house was still burning, Wheeler said.

The bodies have been identified, but those names were not released Friday pending family notification, Wheeler said.

Whether the two people appeared to have died from the blaze was not specified.

The bodies will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, Wheeler said. Firefighters from Deer, Jasper, Mt. Sherman and Parthenon departments responded to the fire, but the house was destroyed by the blaze.

Metro on 10/26/2019

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