Landis Man Dies in Fire on Sunday

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by Shannon Cay


LANDIS, Ark. – A fire claims the life of an elderly Searcy County man, Sunday morning.

Fire Officials say 80-year-old Bob Colgan died while working on his property, east of Marshall, in his mechanic shop. Authorities say the structure was completely engulfed in flames when they got to the scene at 11:30 a.m.

According to Searcy County Sheriff Joey Pruitt, there were numerous pieces of machinery that likely fueled the blaze. He says while the fire is still under investigation, it does not look suspicious.

The Marshall, Landis, and Morning Star Fire departments responded to the scene.




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