- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Jackson firefighter’s brother and sister-in-law have died in a house fire.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon-Grisham Stewart identifies the victims as 72-year-old Robert Wilkerson and his wife, 65-year-old Jennet Wilkerson.

The Clarion-Ledger (https://on.thec-l.com/1PqV5mg ) reports that 17-year firefighter Joseph Sharber told news media representatives at the scene that they were his brother and sister-in-law.

Cause of the fire is not yet known. Division Fire Chief Cleotha Sanders says the first call came in at 4 a.m. Friday. WLBT-TV (https://bit.ly/1Slg4to ) reports that flames were shooting from the roof and windows when firefighters arrived.

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