Fire Investigators determine cause of fire that killed 8-year-old boy

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UPDATE: 5/6/2017- The Hinds County Coroner has identified the 8 year old as Khy-ri Coleman.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson fire investigators say the fire that killed an 8 year old boy was caused by unattended cooking.

No identity has been released at this time.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A house fire in South Jackson has claimed the life of child.

An 8-year-old boy died in the fire on Revere Street this evening.

Officials say the call came in around 9 p.m. tonight.

Neighbors told them a child might be inside.

Firefighters tried to get to the boy on the second floor but roof was caving in.

They found him under debris after the second floor caved in.

No one else was inside home.

The cause is under investigation.

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