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Man injured in Tupelo house fire

Tupelo firefighters responded to a house fire early Tuesday.

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017 11:42 AM
Updated: Dec. 20, 2017 12:00 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – A man underwent surgery following an early morning house fire in Tupelo.

According to the City of Tupelo, firefighters responded to 1504 West Bristow Drive about 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19.

They found the victim standing in the doorway, bleeding from a cut to the arm.

Firefighters encountered heavy smoke. They also found a downed power line in the backyard.

The fire was contained to the kitchen area by 2:19 a.m.

The man was taken by an ambulance to North Mississippi Medical Center, where he underwent surgery and was later transported to a medical facility in either Jackson or Memphis for treatment for burns.

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