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County fire injures juvenile

BY JEBB JOHNSTON

jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

An early morning fire on Wednesday resulted in severe injuries to a child.

Volunteer firemen responded to the blaze at a mobile home at 14 County Road 539 near Mitchell Hill Road in the Biggersville area.

County Fire Coordinator Ricky Gibens said Alcorn 911 received the fire call at 3:35 a.m., with Biggersville Fire & Rescue arriving on scene at 3:39 a.m.

A cause of the fire, which resulted in severe burns for a female juvenile, has not been determined, said Gibens. Sheriff Ben Caldwell said nothing of a suspicious nature regarding the fire has been reported to his department.

It appears the child was taken to a Memphis hospital and possibly transferred from there to a burn center.

Other responding fire departments were Southwest, Kossuth and Rienzi.