2-year-old dies, father burned in house fire

GREENE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - An early morning house fire in Greene County killed a two-year-old who was trapped inside. The child's father was also burned and was being treated at the USA Burn Center in Mobile. The extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

The fire happened around 2am on Old Avera Road. Greene County Emergency Management Director Trent Robertson said the mother and two other children were able to escape the fire.

What caused the blaze is still under investigation, but Robertson did say the fire appeared to be accidental.

Authorities have not released the names of those involved.

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