An early morning fire to a structure located on U.S. Highway 71 South near the Arkansas-Louisiana state line has claimed two lives. Harvey Anders, 87, and his wife, Irene Anders, 79, were found inside the building after the fire was subdued. 
Miller County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at about 1:30 a.m. today. Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before it was brought under control. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, according to investigator Wesley Penny.
Several volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.
Look for a more detailed report in Tuesday's Texarkana Gazette or online editions.

Published: 12/30/2013