BURTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A fire-related accident claimed the life of a Prentiss County man.
It happened Wednesday at a home on Highway 365, just north of Burton.
Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said James Lambert, 79, was burning leaves and fell into the fire and was unable to get up.
Burton firefighters responded and extinguished the fire, then discovered Lambert’s body.
Prentiss County Coroner Greg Sparks would not provide any more details about the incident.