Jones County child injured in Thursday fire dies

Jones County child injured in Thursday fire dies

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County child who was injured in a storage container fire at a Laurel business Thursday afternoon has died.

Family members said Braiden West, 9, died at a Jackson hospital Saturday morning.

He was injured in a fire at his family's business, West Commercial Parts and Service.

Fire officials said the child was playing with a friend when the fire broke out.

The friend escaped the fire and alerted authorities, who rescued Braiden.

He was taken to South Central Regional Medical Center and then transported to a burn center in Jackson.

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.