Lonoke County deputies are investigating a fire that claimed the life of a Scott resident and destroyed the residence. A sheriff’s office press release identified the residents only as a 66-year-old male, a 44-year-old male, and a 50-year-old female; a fourth person, a 58-year-old male was in a nearby camper that was also destroyed.
According the release, the fire, in a Henson Road residence, was reported at about 2:45 a.m., Sunday.
Scott Fire Department, Keo Fire Department, East Pulaski Fire Department and Deputy Michael Banks and investigator Carla Lucas responded.
The release states that the fire had engulfed the residence by the time firefighters arrived; the camper next to the residence was also engulfed.
Investigators learned that the female and one male escaped the residence after being awakened by smoke. They alerted the man in the camper and then ran to nearby residences seeking someone to call #911.
The body of the 66-year-old male was found by fire department personnel.
Cause of death and the origin of the fire have not yet been determined; the body was sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab.