A Mississippi homeowner has been killed in an early morning fire. Two others were badly burned in the fire.
An elderly man died and two others were badly burned in a house fire in Fayette early Saturday morning.
At approximately 5:51 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fire alarm that had been activated at a residence located at 76 Sycamore Street in Fayette.
When deputies arrived, the home was filled with heavy smoke and still occupied. Email newsletter registration
They were able to enter the residence and remove two of the three residents from the home.
“Sadly, the homeowner (Joe Robinson, 87) lost his life,” authorities said in a press release.
Alice Faye Jackson, 61, and James Stanley Carter Jr., 32, suffered burns, some severely. Jackson was transferred to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge and Carter was transferred to UMMC. Their condition is unknown at this time.
The Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office was contacted and arrived to investigate the cause of the fire.
Sheriff James Bailey offered his condolences, prayers and condolences to the Robinson family.
He is also thankful and proud of the quick responses and actions of the responding deputies who were able to rescue Jackson and Carter from the residence, he said.
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