BURNSVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Tishomingo County man died in house fire Saturday morning.
Coroner Mack Wilemon says Lonzo Wilkins, 74, of Burnsville was found inside the home by firefighters.
Wilemon said another person in the home work Wilkens after hearing a strange noise around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
Wilkins discovered the home was on fire and attempted to put out the fire.
Wilemon said the other person made it out safely.
He said when firefighters arrived, Wilkins had not come out.
Wilemon says Wilkins body was found in an enclosed service porch.
He said Wilkins died of smoke inhalation while he was trying to get out of the home.
Wilemon says a deputy state fire mashall inspected the home and believed it to have started in a w near a wood burning heater.