Two victims identified in Harrison County house fire

House fire in Harrison County Thursday morning kills two.
House fire in Harrison County Thursday morning kills two.(Source: WIFR)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 12:08 PM CDT
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HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Two people have died in a house fire on Bell Creek Road Thursday morning.

The two victims were Kimberly Bear, 60, and Terry Ladner, 63. Bear was found on a couch, and Ladner was found in the hallway, the coroner said.

At around 9:15 am, a neighbor reported the fire to officials. Harrison County Fire and Rescue, along with firefighters from CRTC, responded to the scene. The victims were taken from the house to Singing River Gulfport, where they died from smoke inhalation.

Investigators believe that an electrical issue behind the stove sparked the fire. The two victims were the only people in the house at the time.

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