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4 dead after fire in Wardell, Mo.

Published: Jul. 31, 2021 at 5:00 PM CDT
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WARDELL, Mo. (KFVS) - Four people died in a fire on Thursday, July 29.

Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said they received a call on Thursday around 5:32 a.m. about a trailer house on fire at the intersection of County Highways 244 and 249.

The sheriff said after the fire was extinguished, crews found the bodies of four people.

They were identified as 45-year-old Stacy G. Leonard, 36-year-old Stacy Jo Leonard, one-year-old Ivan Mitchell Leonard and two-year-old Leah Sue Leonard.

The home was completely destroyed.

The cause of fire is undetermined at this time.

The Hayti Fire Department also assisted in fighting the fire.

The investigation continues by the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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