- Associated Press - Monday, February 27, 2017

BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after one person was found dead in a fire in eastern Arkansas.

Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill says the fire broke out at a home at about 3 a.m. Monday. He tells Jonesboro television station KAIT (https://bit.ly/2mwrIVw ) that one person was found dead in the fire.

The person’s body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for an autopsy and identification.

Cockrill says the home is a total loss and that authorities are still determining what caused the blaze, though he said it appears to be accidental.

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Information from: KAIT-TV, https://www.kait8.com/

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