JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Fire Department said the cause of a fire that killed two people was unattended cooking.
The fire happened at a home on California Avenue over the weekend. The victims were identified as Isolar LaToya Rogers and Jarris Quinton Hayes.
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) – Two people are dead following an early morning house fire in Jackson.
According to Division Fire Chief Cleotha Sanders, firefighters arrived at a home on California avenue around 3:30 a.m.
During a primary search of the home firefighters discovered one male and one female who died.
12 News Anna Farish spoke to a neighbor who says the man ran to their home asking her to call 9-1-1.
“First it was just a little blaze coming out of the window. It was just a little blaze and a little smoke and evidently he had to go around there and open the back door because when he did, it looked like someone just threw a bucket of fire,” said the neighbor.
Both individuals have been transported to the medical examiner’s office for “positive identification and confirmed manner of death. “
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart confirms she was called to the scene. She identified the two victims as 37-year-old Isolar LaToya Rogers and Jarris Quinton Hayes.
Jackson Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.