Update: Woman and child die in Sunday morning fire in Lonoke County

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LONOKE COUNTY, Ark.– The following is the press release from the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office regarding Sunday morning’s deadly fire:

“On 12.8.2019 approximately 8:40am the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office responded along with local fire departments to the 4100 Block of Walkers Corner Road in Scott for a residential fire. During the course of fighting the fire, crews found two deceased individuals inside the residence that are identified as 64 year old Diana Nicholas of Scott, AR and her 9 year old Grandson.

Detectives and fire Investigators with the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office are actively conducting the investigation into the cause of the fire.

Special thanks go out to the Scott fire department along with East Pulaski and North Little Rock fire departments for their quick response and professional conduct during this incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims. “

Original Story:

LONOKE COUNTY, Ark.– Multiple agencies are on the scene of a residential fire in Scott Sunday morning.

Two fatalities are being reported, an elderly woman and a child have been pronounced dead at the scene.

North Little Rock fire crews were called to assist the Scott Fire Department shortly after 9:00 a.m.

The home is located off Walker’s Corner Road near the Scott Plantation Settlement.

Lonoke County deputies are also on the scene.

There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

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