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Tippah County fire that killed twins ruled accidental

The fire that killed four-year-old twins has been ruled accidental by state fire marshals.

Posted: Oct. 31, 2017 8:01 AM
Updated: Oct. 31, 2017 8:01 AM

UPDATE 10/30/17 

TIPPAH COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The fire that killed four-year-old twins has been ruled accidental by state fire marshals.

The fire happened Sunday, October 29 between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. along Highway 2 near the Alcorn County line

Tippah County Fire Investigator Billy Johnson says the two victims were a boy and a girl.

The children's father was in the house at the time of the fire and suffered burns as he was trying to save them.

Tippah County Coroner Chris McCallister says the children died from smoke inhalation. 

The father has been released from the hospital. 

 

ORIGINAL POST 10/29/17

TIPPAH COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A Sunday afternoon mobile home fire has claimed the lives of two 4-year-old twins in Tippah County.

Sheriff Karl Gaillard says the fire happened along Highway 2 near the Alcorn County line.

Coroner Chris McCallister says the father was in the home with his two children when the fire started, apparently before 2 p.m.

According to McCallister, the children died from smoke inhalation.  He is not releasing the names of the children.

The coroner adds the father was taken to Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth to be treated.  We don't know how seriously he was hurt.

 

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