Marion County man dies in fire

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - An early Saturday morning fire claimed the life of a Marion County man.

The fire occurred around 3:30 a.m. at a mobile home on Oilfield Cutoff Road in west Marion County. Firefighters from Southwest Marion County were told by relatives that someone could be inside the home. Upon entering they found the lifeless body of 37 year old Frederick Holmes on the floor of his bedroom next to the door.

Investigators say the fire started in the kitchen area of the home, but a cause has yet to be determined. The State Fire Marshall and the Marion County Sheriff's Department continue to investigate.

A small dog also perished in the fire.

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