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3 Dead, 2 Injured In House Fire In West TN

Posted: 12:45 PM, Feb 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-17 13:45:06-05

Officials say three people are dead after a house fire in West Tennessee.

Fire Marshal Lamar Childress told The Jackson Sun (bit.ly/1XxR8OL) that two adults and a child died and two children were injured in the blaze. Firefighters were called to the home in Jackson about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The injured included a 17-year-old and an 11-year-old, who were being treated at a hospital. Two others were also at the home when the blaze broke out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Childress said it appears to have started in the kitchen.

Officials have not released the names of the victims. Further information wasn't immediately available.