- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Authorities in Lincoln County say two people died in a house fire early Thursday in a rural section of the county.

Family members tell WLBT-TV (https://bit.ly/1r3jwtT ) the victims were 55-year-old Charles Keith Smith and 47-year-old Clayton Wesley Lewis.

The fire happened around 1 a.m. at a home at Auburn Drive and Jackson Liberty Road.

The county coroner says it appears the men died from smoke inhalation.

Investigators say the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen.

The Mississippi fire marshal’s office is handling the investigation.

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Information from: WLBT-TV, https://www.wlbt.com

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