Family of 3 killed in house fire in Picayune

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Associated Press

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 9:06 AM

PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — A house fire in Picayune has killed a family of three.

Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage says 65-year-old Edward Louis Parker, 29-year-old Nancy Cooper and the couple's 6-month old son, Jeremiah Parker Cooper, died of smoke inhalation early Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the family's wood-frame home about 1 a.m.

A preliminary investigation showed a pot was left on a lit stove.

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