- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A man and a woman have died in a house fire in western Lauderdale County.

Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler tells WTOK-TV (https://bit.ly/1EtHOPU) that the pair, who haven’t been identified, appear to have died from smoke inhalation.

The deceased were mother and father to a daughter and mentally disabled son who were also home at the time of the fire. Cobler says the daughter got the son out and returned to retrieve her parents, who were both in poor health. The daughter was burned on her back and couldn’t reach her parents. She was taken to a local hospital.

The fire lasted for more than an hour. The state fire marshal’s office and the Lauderdale Co. Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

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Information from: WTOK-TV, https://www.wtok.com

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