Body found in fire remnants in Flippin

A report of a fire at 202 Blacksmith Street in Flippin led to the discovery of a body early Sunday morning.

According to a news release from Flippin Fire Chief Glenn Chapman, personnel were dispatched to the address just after 1:30 Sunday for a report of a fully involved fire to a camper and an adjacent garage that was under construction. Authorities report while performing a knockdown of the fire, the body was located in the camper.

Law enforcement and the department’s arson investigator were called to the scene. The decedent was removed by the Marion County coroner and transported to the state crime lab for a positive identification and to determine cause of the death.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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