Jennifer Ortega

About Jennifer Ortega

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor on the weekends. Jennifer Ortega joins our team all the way from South Florida. She's worked for CBS 12 and Hola Tv in West Palm Beach. Although she's a long way from home, she's excited to be a part of the WCBI News Team.

Iuka House Fire Kills One

IUKA, Miss. (WCBI) -A house fire in Iuka claims the life of one woman.

57 year old Elizabeth Karen Brooks was found Friday afternoon in Iuka’s Pickwick Circle apartments by her brother and apartment manager.

According to authorities, Brooks brother noticed the windows were blocked with smoke when he came to visit.

Authorities say, a stovetop started the fire Thursday around midnight. Brooks was found dead near the kitchen where it seems she was trying to put out the flames.