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Afternoon update: 4 killed in suspicious fire

A deadly fire in Morehouse overnight kills 4 people. A deadly fire in Morehouse overnight kills 4 people.
Criminal charges were dropped against Steffanie M. Kearbey (Source: Howell County Sheriff's Office). Criminal charges were dropped against Steffanie M. Kearbey (Source: Howell County Sheriff's Office).

Good afternoon. A sad story out of Morehouse from this morning where four people are killed, in what authorities call a suspicious fire. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stephens says an infant, two adult females and an adult male died in the fire. Crystal Britt will be live in Morehouse with the latest details from investigators.

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Have a great evening,

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