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House fire claims a life in Warren County

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**UPDATE:  The deceased has been identified as 78-year-old Lucius Jackson Jr.  Our sincerest condolences go out his family and loved ones.

A house fire claimed the life of a Warren County man Thursday morning.

At 8:48 a.m. Thursday, Warren County firefighters were dispatched to 7 Shadow Wood Drive for a residential structure fire.

(Photo by Thomas Parker)

Warren County Deputy Ashley Everitt was first on scene and reported the home was heavily involved. Unfortunately, an elderly man was trapped in the upstairs portion of the home and died as a result. Warren County Deputy Coroner Ron Reagen pronounced him dead at the scene. All other occupants of the home escaped uninjured.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by Deputy State Fire Marshal Kayla Riggs and Warren County Sheriff’s Fire Investigator Sam Winchester.

Fisher Ferry Engines 302 and 305 responded along with Culkin Engine 209 for water support. Vicksburg Fire Department Rescue and, Fire Medic 80 and Chief Craig Danczyk also responded.

Fire units remain at the scene as of 11:30 a.m. The deputy coroner said the victim’s identity will be released after appropriate notifications have been made.

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