LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Pulaski County authorities have released the names of a husband and wife who died in a mobile home fire last month.

Lt. Cody Burk says James Parnell and Jaymi Parnell, both 61, died of smoke inhalation when the home south of Little Rock burned on Dec. 12.

Burk said the deaths are considered accidental and foul play is not suspected.

A suspected cause of the fire has not been released, but Burk said investigators believe it began near a stove in the home.

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