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Officials: Man dies in overnight house fire, 3 others escape

KILN, MS (WLOX) -

According to Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk, one man is dead after a late night fire ripped through his home.

Hancock County Sheriff's Department Investigator Glenn Grannon said the fire sparked around 11:30 p.m. Friday on Fenton Dedeaux Road in Kiln.

Faulk said 52-year-old Andrew Jackson Ellis was killed in the blaze. Grannon tells us three other people were in the house when the fire started, but they were able to get out safely.

Grannon said Adam Carroll, 32, was one of the men who escaped the fire. He said Carroll was upset when safety officials arrived and was trying to use a water hose to put out the fire that had spread to his truck.

Officials tell us Carroll continued to be disruptive and had to be arrested. Grannon said Carroll busted out a window in a deputy's car during the incident.

Carroll is charged with disorderly conduct and malicious mischief. He remains in the Hancock County Jail under a $1,000 bond.

Grannon said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities do not believe foul play was involved.

We are working to gather more details and will update this story as more information becomes available on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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