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Authorities investigating Holmes County fire death

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Lula Mae Maze  (Source: Family) Lula Mae Maze (Source: Family)
HOLMES COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Investigators are trying to find what sparked a deadly house fire in Holmes County Tuesday. Seventy-six year old Lula Mae Maze died in the blaze that started just before noon.

The home was located on Highway 17 North, just north of Lexington. A relative and a neighbor tried to get Maze out through a window.

Jimmie Dixon said, "I went around the side of the house, I got the water hose. I finally got my hands on to her but I couldn't lift her up. "

They believe she died of smoke inhalation, but won't know for sure until an autopsy is performed.

Maze was the mother of 10 children, had 30 grandchildren, and several more great grands.

Her daughter Zenester Maze said, "My mother she was the kind of person that liked to be around people, she laughed a lot, made you laugh and she's gong to be missed."

Three relatives were in the house at the time of the fire but escaped unharmed.

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