Fire fatality

Local firefighters respond to a Monday-morning fire at Country Village Apartments in Fulton. One man died as a result of the fire, officials say. 

A Fulton man is dead following an apartment fire, Monday morning.

Itawamba County Coroner Sheila Summerford confirmed that Doyle D. Higgins, 72, died as a result of a fire that broke out at his home at Country Village Apartments.

Fulton firefighters responded to the structure fire at approximately 8 a.m. Firefighters from Tremont responded as mutual aid.

Fulton Fire Chief Brad Beard said the fire was contained to Higgins’ apartment. No other injuries were reported.

“We were able to contain the fire,” Beard said. “The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

Fulton Fire Department officials say the state fire marshal has been contacted to investigate the cause of the fire.

“No other details will be released until after the investigation is complete,” Beard said.

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