Sheriff: Names Released In Deadly Local House Fire

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CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) -- Names have been released of those who suffered in the deadly house fire in Crawford County Tuesday morning (Dec. 12).

Mary Pounder, 61, died, and Albert Pounder, 76, suffered severe burns.

Mary's official cause of death continues to be investigated, but Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said it's thought to be accidental.

Albert suffered burns on 30 to 40 percent of his body, said Chief Bill Garrett with the Crawford County District 1 Fire Department. He remains in a Little Rock hospital, but his current condition has yet to be released.

Garrett said the two were inside by the front door at the time of the fire. When fire fighters arrivedĀ  at the scene, they were able to grab Albert by the leg and get him out of the home.

The fire happened on Mote Road in Mountainburg. The home is a total loss and the cause of the fire continues to be investigated. Neighbors said they heard explosions.

Stay with 5NEWS for updates on this developing story.

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