1 dead after house fire in Garland County

One woman is dead after a house fire in Hot Springs early Monday morning. (MGN)

One woman is dead after a house fire in Garland County on Sunday evening.

70 West Fire Department received a call of a cardiac arrest, possible deceased person on Winchester Point and arrived at the scene, along with LifeNet EMS and the Garland County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office advised firefighters of suspicious circumstances that indicated there was a fire at the home. The fire department says there were no visible signs of fire from the outside, but there was a faint odor of smoke when approaching the residence.

Once the power was shut off, authorities entered the home to find the victim about a foot away from the exit door in the room where the fire occurred. Chief Autumn Carlisle, 70 West Fire Department, told KATV the victim's family had found the victim unconscious after making attempts to get in contact with her earlier in the day.

The fire department says it appeared the fire started earlier in the day but had later died out due to a lack of oxygen. The room had heavy smoke and heat damage.

The Garland County coroner, Stuart Smedley, identified the victim as 65-year-old Linda Camp.

Smedley says they do not expect foul play.

No official cause of death has been released and authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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