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Pregnant Woman Dies in Early Morning Fire

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-A pregnant Itawamba woman is dead after a blaze broke out in her mobile home. 23 year-old Amber Parker died early this morning. She was seven months pregnant. Authorities say a passerby noticed the fire at 10:10. By the time emergency officials arrived on scene, the mobile home was fully engulfed. A second victim, Alex Witcher, was also inside when the blaze consumed the house. He escaped suffering severe burns and multiple lacerations. He suffered his wounds trying to help Parker escape who was stuck in the bathroom. There were also two small children, ages three and four, inside the house but fortunately, they escaped unharmed. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time. The Mississippi Fire Marshall and Itawamba County fire investigators are currently on-scene. Parker’s body will be sent to Jackson for an autopsy.