Bodies of two children, mother, adult male identified from Garland County residential fire


The Arkansas State Police says they have identified the bodies of two young children, their mother and an adult male that were recovered from the remains of a residential fire northeast of Hot Springs on Friday.

State Police say that the bodies of 29-year-old Kayle M. Arriaga, her two children, Mattie and Wesley Cummins, ages two and four, and 31-year-old Kenneth V. Ingram were found inside the residence at 118 Echols Drive in Hot Springs National Park by local firefighters.

According to State Police, the fire was reported to authorities shortly after 10:00 a.m. The Morning Starr Fire Department, Lake Hamilton Fire Department, and Fountain Lake Fire Department responded to the call.

The State Police’s criminal investigation division and the department’s fire marshal are investigating to determine the origin and cause of the fire. The state medical examiner will determine the manner and cause of the deaths.