Victim identified in Jackson Co. house fire - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Victim identified in Jackson Co. house fire

Officials say the person killed in the fire was the lone occupant of the house. (Photo Source: WLOX) Officials say the person killed in the fire was the lone occupant of the house. (Photo Source: WLOX)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

One person is confirmed dead after a house fire in the Latimer community this weekend. 

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell reported 62-year-old Lela Miller as the victim in Saturday night's fire. 

The fire burned on the corner of Dantzler Rd. and Theriot Ave., north of I-10 and Ocean Springs.

Earl Etheridge, emergency management director, said reports of the fire began at about 8:00 p.m. 

When firefighters arrived to the scene, about 75% of the house was engulfed in flames.

Officials note that the deceased person was the sole occupant of the house. 

Etheridge says one full-time and one volunteer firefighter with the Northwest Jackson County Fire Department was also injured.

The full-time firefighter was treated for minor injuries and released at the scene.

The volunteer firefighter was transported to Ocean Springs Hospital for immediate treatment, where he is being treated for burns to both arms. 

Sheriff Ezell confirmed the fire is not being investigated as a suspicious fire or a criminal act. 

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