2 Vicksburg children killed in house fire

Published 10:50 pm Monday, May 18, 2009

Two young boys have been killed and their parents injured in a mobile home fire.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said 4-year-old Tyler Daniel Smith and his brother 1-year-old brother Hayden Anderson Smith died of smoke inhalation early Saturday after their parents awoke to find their home on fire.

Thomas “Trey” Smith, 29, and his wife, 25-year-old Jennifer, were treated and released from a Jackson hospital with minor injuries. Trey Smith attempted to rescue the boys after helping his wife escape through a window, but was turned back by intense flames, smoke and heat.

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The home was fully engulfed in flames with firefighters arrived. Foul play is not suspected.

The boys’ deaths marked the first fire fatalities in Warren County since March 2007.