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Mobile home fire claims life of 72-year-old Jackson County man

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Updated: Feb. 18, 2020 at 7:21 AM CST
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JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - The Jackson County Sheriff investigator said the fatal fire that occurred on Monday night was not a suspicious fire, though it is still under investigation.

The fire in northeast Jackson County claimed the life of a 72-year-old man Monday night.

Emergency management director Earl Etheridge said firefighters responded to a call around 10:30 p.m. to a mobile home on Billy Hinton Road in the Wade community.

James Yohn killed in the mobile home fire, according to Coroner Bruce Lynd.

The Sheriff Department said the fire was reported by a person driving who called law enforcement.That person and a neighbor tried to get into the trailer to rescue the man but could not get inside, the fire was too intense.

Etheridge said early indications show the fire appears to be accidental but the investigation is ongoing.

The Jackson County fire marshal, the fire investigator from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and the state fire marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.

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