April 22, 2015 Edition

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Two lives claimed in structure fire

Authorities are investigating a mobile home fire that claimed the lives of two unidentified victims on Tuesday morning.

According to Lawrence County Sheriff's Department Detective Andrew Turner, officials with the sheriff's department and the Arkansas State Police were called to a house fire at 12:56 a.m. at 5960 Hwy. 63, located one mile south of Ravenden.

"Investigators were made aware of the possibility of a person or people being inside the residence at the time of the fire," Turner said.

After firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, two bodies were discovered inside the residence.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and the names of the deceased are not being released pending formal identification by the Arkansas State Crime Lab.

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