Motel Room Catches Fire, Man Found Dead
Posted: January 10, 2014 at 5 a.m.
A man died in a motel room that caught fire Thursday.
At A Glance
• The last fatal fire in Washington County happened June 5 when lightning struck the home of 86-year-old Billie Marie Kidd. The home was on Kate Smith Street in Lincoln.
• In Benton County, 84-year-old Eva Simpson died July 30 in a house fire at 5801 Arkansas 94. A short circuit in a hallway between the kitchen and a bedroom started the fire.
• A home at 24692 Cherokee Road in northern Benton County burned to the ground in March. Joyce Boyle, who was in her mid-70s, died in the fire that started in the chimney of a wood-burning stove.
Source: Staff Report
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