80-year-old man killed in Edwards house fire


EDWARDS, Miss. (WJTV) – Edwards Police and fire fighters are on the scene of a fatal house fire at 202 Luster Street.

The Edwards Police Chief confirms they responded to the fire around 3 Saturday afternoon. He confirms one person is deceased inside the home.

Hinds County officials say several people made it out of the home alive, but an 80-year-old man lost his life inside the home.

Major Pete Luke with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department says two family members were transported to a local hospital, the extent of their injuries in unknown at this time.

Hinds County arson investigators are working with the state Fire Marshall’s office to determine how the fire started.

WJTV has a crew heading to the scene now. We will continue to keep you updated with the latest information as it develops.

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