SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - Firefighters responded to a house fire on Friday, the fifth one in two weeks.
The fire happened at a home off Westwood Circle.
Saltillo Fire Chief Mark Nowell said the homeowner arrived home to the find the house filled with smoke.
Firefighters from Saltillo, Birmingham Ridge, Guntown, and Mooreville fire departments were on the scene.
Nowell said the fire was found in the back bedroom and closet and that it had spread to the attic.
Six fire fatalities have occurred in Mississippi this week alone, with four of them being in north Mississippi.
Nowell urged people to heat their homes with caution and to have working smoke detectors and an escape plan.