Man dies in camper fire Thursday morning in Picayune

Published 4:15 pm Thursday, September 15, 2022

A fire that occurred on Thursday morning in a recreational vehicle involved the death of man.

Picayune Fire Chief Pat Weaver said the fire was called in Thursday at 10:50 a.m. Firefighters responded to the blaze, which took place in a camper parked next to home located at 210 Dale Street.

After putting out the flames, emergency personnel found the body of a man. Pearl River County Deputy Coroner Albert Lee said the deceased was identified as 64-year-old Walter A. Pomelow. His cause of death was listed as being due to smoke inhalation. 

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An initial investigation into the cause of the fire determined it started due to unattended smoking material. Weaver said no other injuries were reported.