2 dead in house fire on California Avenue

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UPDATE: 3/3/2020

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.

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