Six children, mother died in overnight house fire near Jackson

Fatal house fire in Clinton, Miss. (WLBT-TV)

Seven people, a mother and her six children, died in a house fire early Saturday morning.

Posted: Feb 8, 2020 6:48 AM
Updated: Feb 10, 2020 5:17 PM

CLINTON, Miss. (WTVA) — Seven people, a mother and her six children, died in a house fire early Saturday morning near Jackson.

WLBT-TV reported the fire happened at a home around 12:30 a.m. on Old Vicksburg Road in Clinton just west of the Jackson city limits.

Fire Chief Jeff Blackledge said the victims ranged in age from 1 to 33.

He added the father survived but suffered smoke inhalation, burns, cuts and bruises.

The state will look into what started the fire.

Update - Electrical issue in attic started house fire that killed 7

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