CASH, Ark. – Despite hours of efforts by emergency crews, a fatal fire claimed the lives of three innocent, young children Wednesday morning in Cash.
Around 1 a.m., the call came in to Craighead County dispatchers. By the time crews arrived on the scene at 786 Craighead County Road 157, the home was fully engulfed in flames, said Sheriff Marty Boyd. Four adults and seven children were residing in the home.
Three of those children never made it out alive.
Two twins, two-years-old, perished in the flames. The large size of the structure and low-light made recovery efforts difficult but later in the morning at about 11 a.m., the body of a 6-month-old baby was also found.
A woman who was injured was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Boyd said the fire has rekindled several times, which slowed recovery efforts.
Once NEA Report arrived on the scene shortly after 11 a.m., a Craighead County Sheriff’s Department captain spoke about the entire scene, from start to finish.