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1 found dead in Fort Smith house fire Monday



One person was found dead after a house fire in Fort Smith Monday, KATV content partner 40/29 News reported.

Firefighters were called to a home on North 19th Street around 8:30 p.m., according to Fort Smith Battalion Chief Skip Mathews. Crews were reportedly able to get most of the fire out quickly, but the Chief said it was a tough fire.

“There was plywood over all the windows,” Chief Mathews said. “I had to assign a crew to start pulling plywood up just to get some visibility and get the smoke cleared out a little bit.”

The name of the victim was not released.

An investigation into the fire is ongoing.

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