In an exclusive interview with Vicksburg Daily News, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace spoke about the fire that took the life of 6-year-old Kealen Andrew early Tuesday morning.
Pace provided updates on the progress of the fire investigation, the condition of the deputies who entered the burning home without protection to attempt to rescue the boy and expressed sympathy for the victim’s family.
He said that the initial site investigation has found no signs of suspicious origins for the fire, however the official cause has yet to be determined.
Deputies Michael Rainey and Dustin Keyes were treated and released by Merit Health River Region within a few hours Tuesday. Both are resting at home at this time and are expected to fully recover.
Sheriff Pace also expressed his condolences for the family of the young boy. “It’s so tragic any time someone dies under these circumstances,” Pace said. “But when it is a child, it just magnifies the pain and the grief.”