Father and his 1-year-old son killed after house fire in Clinton

Father and his 1-year-old son killed after house fire in Clinton
Father and his 1-year-old son killed after house fire in Clinton (Source: Melinda Fewell)

CLINTON, Miss. (WLBT) - A man and his infant child have died after a fire in Clinton.

The victim’s have been identified as 1-year-old Tanner Fewell and his father, Tristian Fewell

According to Mark Jones with the City of Clinton, the fire broke out at a home in Briarwood Drive around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

Melinda Fewell with her 1-year-old son, Tanner
Melinda Fewell with her 1-year-old son, Tanner (Source: Melinda Fewell)

The mother, Melinda Fewell, along with their 5-year-old son were able to escape.

Tristian died from smoke inhalation after attempting to rescue Tanner.

The infant died Saturday. The father was taken to the hospital where he died Monday afternoon.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family,” said Jones.

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