February 11, 2011 10:43:00 AM
CRENSHAW - Four people have died in a mobile home fire Friday south of Crenshaw on Mississippi Highway 3 on the Panola-Quitman county line.
Panola County Coroner Gracie Grant-Gulledge said the four, two women and two men, were pronounced dead at the scene. She says the bodies were found in a back bedroom.
She said eight others were hurt, but none of the injuries were thought to be life threatening. One was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., and the others were taken to Tri-Lakes Hospital in Batesville. Their conditions were not available.
Gulledge said authorities were not yet releasing names of the victims.
Sheriff Otis Griffin said the fire broke out just after 4 a.m. in the single-wide trailer. Griffin says a motorist noticed smoke coming from the structure and stopped while blowing his horn.
"He managed to wake some of them and got them out," the sheriff said who added that man also made the 911 call.
Griffin said authorities are investigating what caused the fire. He says the state fire marshal''s office was helping.