1 killed, 6 seriously injured after Byram house fire
BYRAM, Miss. (WLBT) - One person is dead and six people are seriously injured after a Byram house caught on fire Sunday evening.
Byram Police Chief David Errington says officers responded to a 911 call on Gary Drive at 7:05 p.m.
The chief says after searching the house, officials discovered a body, which has now been identified by the coroner as 77-year-old Filberto Meliso.
Five people were taken to UMMC to be treated for their injuries. Out of those five victims, two were transported to UMMC by helicopter.
The sixth victim was transported to Baptist.
The chief says multiple agencies responded to the scene.
- Byram Fire Marshal
- Byram Fire Department
- Byram Volunteer Fire Department
- Raymond Volunteer Fire Department
- Terry Volunteer Fire Department
- Pocahontas Volunteer Fire Department
According to Chief Errington, it took over three hours to get the fire under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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