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Fatality Fire Investigation - Press Release


Sheriff Roy Martin reports that on 06/05/2023 at approximately 4:23 AM the Bergman Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 3582 Hwy 7 North in Boone County.  Mutual aid was requested with the fire, due to the house being fully engulfed.  Harrison Fire Department along with Cottonwood Fire responded to assist.  Information provided was that two adults and one juvenile were able to escape the fire.  Sheriff Martin regrets to announce that a six year old that was asleep in the home was succumbed by the blaze.  The body will be sent to the medical examiner's office in Little Rock to determine exact cause of death.  The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.