1 dead, 4 hurt af­ter house fire in western Ark.

The Saline Courier - - COURIER CLASSIFIED­S - As­so­ci­ated Press

FORT SMITH — Au­thor­i­ties say a 3-yearold girl has died and four other peo­ple were in­jured af­ter an early morn­ing house fire in western Arkansas.

Po­lice re­sponded shortly af­ter 3 a.m. Tues­day to the fire in Fort Smith, about 125 miles (200 kilo­me­ters) north­west of Lit­tle Rock. The Fort Smith Po­lice Depart­ment says three other chil­dren were life-flighted to a hospi­tal with life-threat­en­ing in­juries, while their mother is in in­ten­sive care at a Fort Smith hospi­tal.

No names have been re­leased, and po­lice say more de­tails will be re­leased fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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