Officials: 12-year-old Mississippi boy dies after being burned in fire

Published 3:05 pm Thursday, July 1, 2021

A 12-year-old boy in North Mississippi dies of injuries he suffered in a fire Sunday night.

Fox13 News in Memphis reports that the Tate County Sheriff’s Office said the boy died from a fire at a Coldwater, Mississippi, residence.

Officials say the fire was in a hop behind the house and was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

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When officials found the 12-year-old boy severely burned, they rushed him to the Le Bonheur burn unit. The boy did not survive his injuries.

TSCO says responders found 12-year-old boy severely burned and he was rushed to the Le Bonheur burn unit. He did not survive his injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.