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Four Dead in Arkansas Fire

Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2013

A family of four, including the mother who was a teacher at Mountain View High School, died Friday in a house fire in Stone County, Arkansas.

Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds identified the dead as 49 year old Jeffery W. Bauerlein, his wife Carolyn Sue Bauerlein and their daughters 13 year old Callie and eight year old Molly Bauerlein.

According to Bonds, a neighbor of the Bauerline family, Matt Avey, reported the fire to the 911 office at about 5:30 a.m.  When sheriff's deputies and members of the Timbo Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene about ten minutes later, the residence was totally destroyed. Sheriff's deputies and Arkansas State Police fire investigators recovered the remains of the four victims from the home.

Sheriff Bonds says the bodies of Jeffery, Carolyn Sue, Callie and Molly Bauerlein were sent to the State Medical Examiners Office for positive identification. The cause of the fire, which is still under investigation, remains undetermined.