UPDATE: 1 child killed, 4 injured in Fort Smith house fire

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UPDATE:

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA) — One child has died and four others are injured after an early morning fire in Fort Smith.

According to Fort Smith Public Information Officer Aric Mitchell, Fort Smith police responded to assist the Fort Smith Fire Department in a structure fire call at the 800 block of N. 35th St around 3:15 a.m.

Shortly after arrival, four juveniles (three females, one male, ages 3-10) and one adult female were located inside of a home.

A three-year-old female has died from the results of her injuries. The remaining three children were life-flighted to a hospital outside the area to receive continued treatment for life-threatening injuries.

The 30-year-old mother is in ICU at a local hospital in critical condition. Family members have been notified.

A cause has yet to be determined pending returns from the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

Original Story:

FORT SMITH, Ark.- Five people were injured in a house fire early Tuesday morning in Fort Smith.

Around 3:15 a.m., police responded to assist the Fort Smith Fire Department in a structure fire call at the 800 block of N. 35th St, according to Fort Smith Public Information Officer Aric Mitchell.

Officers and firefighters discovered multiple victims, including four juveniles and one adult female, inside of a home.

They were all transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Names are being withheld at this time pending family notifications, according to Mitchell.

We will keep you updated on air and online as more information becomes available.

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