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Woman dies in Purvis house fire, oxygen tanks explode

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PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

A fire claimed the life of an elderly woman in Purvis late Monday evening.

A home on the 600 block of 1st Avenue in Purvis became fully engulfed in flames at approximately 9:30 p.m.

EOC Director James Smith and Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel confirmed that there were some oxygen tanks in the house that were exploding while firefighters were trying to control the blaze.

Firefighters from all ends of Lamar county responded and they were able to extinguish the fire just before 11 p.m.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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