Mother, 2 children killed in apartment fire

Mother, 2 children killed in apartment fire

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A woman and her two children were killed in an apartment fire in Jackson on Friday morning.

Firefighters arrived at Pine Ridge Garden Apartments off of Terry Road just before 8:30.

The fire was in a second floor apartment in building P.

Firefighters entered and found four people inside.

A mother and infant were found dead, while another two children were rushed to the hospital. One of those two children died at the hospital.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart identified the victims as 23-year-old Frederica Walker, 5-month-old Sai’vynn Walker and 4-year-old Eric Tucker III. The surviving victim is 2-year-old Nivea Walker.

It’s unclear what caused the fire to begin.

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