Fire claims two young children's lives in Vicksburg

Scene of fire in Vicksburg (Photo Source: WLBT-TV)

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WLBT-TV) An overnight house fire claimed the lives of two young children in Vicksburg.

The children were one and two years old. A family member was injured trying to save them, burning his hands and face. He was taken to a Jackson hospital for treatment.

Both children were in the same room when the fire started.

The house was one of two that caught fire Thursday night into Friday morning.

It’s uncertain if one house fire caused the second or how the fires started. Investigators are trying to determine what caused them.