Sheriff: Woman killed in western Ark. house fire

CHESTER, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in western Arkansas say a Crawford County woman was killed in a house fire this weekend.

Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown tells the Southwest Times Record ( ) that 69-year-old Claudia Patterson was killed in the fire early Sunday morning in Chester.

Brown says another woman at the home was burned in the blaze. No one else is believed to have been at the home when the fire started.

Authorities are working to figure out the cause of the fire, but Brown says they don't suspect foul play.

Information from: Southwest Times Record,

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