Alcorn emergency crews respond to fatal house explosion, fire

Emergency crews in Alcorn County have responded to a fatal home explosion and fire, according Sheriff Ben Caldwell.

Posted: Dec 28, 2018 9:47 PM
Updated: Dec 30, 2018 12:02 PM

ALCORN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Emergency crews in Alcorn County have responded to a fatal home explosion and fire, according Sheriff Ben Caldwell.

The incident happened in the Biggersville Community along County Road 514 near the Oak Grove Church.

"Firefighters have found an individual deceased inside the residence," Sheriff Caldwell said. "An investigation is ongoing."

EMA Director Ricky Gibens says that it appears the deceased individual was the only person at home at the time of the explosion.

The state fire marshal and other officials will be checking out the scene on Saturday morning.

Stay with WTVA 9 News as this story develops. 

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