January 12, 2022

Vicksburg woman dies in early morning house fire

Mary Apel

Structure fire

An 89-year-old Vicksburg woman is dead after a fire started in her home around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to reports, an elderly couple lived in the home on Clayton Drive, and had limited mobility. After the fire broke out, the man was able to get to the porch and yell for help. Neighbors heard and called 911 and Vicksburg Fire Department responded to the scene.

The woman suffered second and third degree burns and succumbed to her injuries.

The man had second degree burns and was taken to the hospital.

VFD says the fire was accidental and started in the couple’s bedroom.

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