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Disabled veteran dies following Lowndes County fire

One man is dead after a reported trailer fire in Lowndes County on Monday.

Posted: Sep 17, 2018 4:20 PM
Updated: Sep 18, 2018 9:01 AM

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - One man is dead after a reported trailer fire in Lowndes County on Monday.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant confirms the victim as 68-year-old Tommy Lee Hall.

The retired veteran served in the Vietnam War, according to family, and had trouble with his eyesight.

A relative who came by to see his home spoke with WTVA.

“Maybe this was a mistake," said Carlo Harris, the victim's cousin. "In this are, you hear about trailers on fire all the time.”

The trailer fire was on Highway 373 at the Air Base Mobile Home Estates, and crews responded to the scene around 3 p.m.

"My whole area was just blocked off by yellow tape, and I had to ask the policemen just to even get to my house, recalled neighbor Delany Hise.

Family members of Hall say he was a resilient man.

“Very, very intelligent man, I often just come by to talk and get a good word," Harris said. "Him being disabled with his eyesight, (it) never really got him down. He was always the type of guy who kept it moving.”

Officials say the fire began in the living room area, but the cause is still under investigation.

Coroner Greg Merchant says it's undetermined if the body will be sent for an autopsy.

 

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