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Nine-year-old killed in house fire

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A fatal house fire has claimed the life of a nine-year-old girl, and it may be because of smoke inhalation.

Fire units responded to this house on Monoco Street shortly after six, Thursday night. When they arrived flames and smoke were pouring from windows and the roof, and threatening the house next door.

"Of course they made an initial attack and later they found that a 9 year old female had been injured in the fire. Of course amr was on the scene at the time and they administered medical attention" said Gregory Travis, Jackson FirAMRepartment Chief Fire Investigator. 

Firemen were told 3 people escaped from the home, two adults and a teenage boy. They found the girl in the master bedroom.

"There was a teenager here. He did escaped through a bedroom window on the west side, northwest side of the house, and the nine year old was found in the bedroom on the northeast side, looks like the master bedroom, in that particular room, on the floor" Travis added. 

Fire investigators began looking for the cause of the blaze. One possibility was the family's Christmas tree.

"Thats something that we're looking into as it relates to this particular fire. We got information that it may beThat'sted but we're not certain of that, to a christmas tree. And we'd just like to encourage the general public during this particular time to make certain tChristmasturn the lights off especially if they're not home. And to make certain if you have a live tree, make sure you have the proper amount of water and ingredients necessary to maintain it" said Travis

Chief Travis says the home, three cars and all of the family's possessions are a total loss.

The two adults were taken to Central Mississippi Medical Center. Chief Travis says they suffered some burns and smoke inhalation. They will be kept at least over night for observation.

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