MABELVALE, Ark. (KTHV) – The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and the Arkansas State Fire Marshall are investigating a house fire that occurred Wednesday night in the Shannon Hills community.
The body of 52-year-old Bobby Hale, the former Shannon Hills Police Chief was found in the home. The body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine manner and cause of death.
According to Shannon Hills police, the fire began at the front of the home on the 11000 block of Charlotte Drive. A passerby called to report the fire around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Shannon Hills mayor Mike Kemp posted to his condolences on his Facebook page Thursday morning.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Stay with THV11 and thv11.com for more details as they become available.
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