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Two Dead in Benton County Structure Fire

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. -- - A fire in Benton County, Arkansas Sunday has left two people dead. 

According to officials, a structure fire at 16999 Green Ridge Road in Garfield happened around 7:00 a.m. Sunday.

Once the fire was put out a deceased male and a juvenile female were located inside the structure. 

The Pea Ridge School District identified the fire victims as Chevelle Rust and Jimmy Rust. 

The school district released the following statement: 

"We hold our students and their families in the highest regard, and our hearts and prayers go out to the Rust family. In times such as these we come together as a community in support. The district will be adding additional counseling resources to help meet the needs of the Rust family, our students, staff and community as we deal with the grief surrounding this tragic incident. Please keep the Rust family in your thoughts and prayers."  


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