UPDATE: Victim killed in Bentonville duplex fire identified

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The Bentonville Fire Department responded to the deadly fire at 2:31 a.m. Saturday morning

UPDATE: Officials have identified the victim who died in a duplex fire in Bentonville early Saturday morning.

The victim,  Loren Witcher Jr., 61, died as a result of the fire, according to a spokesperson for the City of Bentonville.

Officials also said a woman also was in the apartment but got out safely and was treated on scene.

ORIGINAL STORY:

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – A spokesperson for the City of Bentonville tells KNWA/FOX24 the Bentonville Fire Department responded to a call at 2:31 a.m. Saturday morning at 308 S.
Walton in Bentonville.

Upon arrival, one side of a duplex unit with an office above was fully engulfed.

There was one fatality from the fire. The fire is under investigation by the Bentonville Fire and Bentonville Police Department.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time.

Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for updates on this developing story.

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