A fire broke out around three this morning in a Pearl River County home, claiming the life of a woman who lived there. Billie Hunter Smith was found inside the house and pronounced dead at the scene.
The fire department was able to rescue Haschal Archie Smith, Senior from the blaze on John Smith Road. His son, Archie Smith Junior, also survived. Both the men were taken to Forest General Hospital. Archie Smith, Senior is currently in I-C-U, while Smith Junior is in stable condition and is expected to be released later today.