Structure Fire in Benton County Leaves One Person Dead

BENTON COUNTY - Update 4:29 P.M.:

The Benton County Fire Marshal has confirmed that 94-year-old Betty L. Morris died inside the home during the fire. 

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Update 9:43 A.M.:

According to the Rogers Fire Department, an elderly woman died in an early morning house fire just outside of the city.

Rogers Fire Department Battalion Chief David Whitlow tells us the fire was called into the station around 3:30 in the morning by someone driving by on Highway 12 who saw a red glow.

Once units arrived on scene, the house was engulfed in flames and the roof had already collapsed in. Whitlow says, "On the North end there's a little bit of the roof, but the rest of it is just exterior walls, that's it."

Firefighters made sure the fire did not spread to any nearby homes. Whitlow says they did face some difficulties battling the flames. He says, "Water supply was a challenge here. Out in the county there's not as good of a water supply, so we were having to use tenders from the volunteer fire departments to maintain water supply and we also hooked up to the hydrant."

The Benton County Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire. As of now, no cause has been determined. We'll update as more details become available.

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Update:

Rogers Fire Department confirms one person is dead at a fire outside Rogers city limits. 

Crews are on the scene at the 8700 block of Haven Drive in Benton County.

More details as they become available. 

 

Original Story:

Crews are responding to a house fire in Benton County. 

Authorities said the fire is located at Highway 12 and Haven Dr. outside the Rogers city limits in unincorporated Benton County. 

According to authorities, fire crews and the deputies with the Benton County Sheriff's Office are on the scene at a single family home. 

Police are not releasing any information on possible injuries at this time.


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