Two children die in Thursday night house fire in Vicksburg
Published 10:43 am Friday, December 15, 2017
VICKSBURG — Two children, one 16 months old and the other 27 months old, died Thursday night in a fire that consumed their home on Johnson Street in Vicksburg.
The Vicksburg Post reports Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said 16-month-old Mariah Dearman and 27-month-old Glen Williams were pronounced dead at the scene. Their bodies were taken to the state Crime Lab in Jackson for autopsies, which he said are mandatory in fire deaths.
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Firefighters were called about 9:49 p.m. to a fire affecting two homes at 713 and 715 Johnson Street. Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said police and firefighters arriving on the scene reported the fire fully involved.
He said a man who was unidentified tried unsuccessfully to go in the house and rescue the children and received burns to his hands and face. He was taken to a Jackson Hospital by ambulance for treatment.