Names released in fatal West Point apartment fire, 1-year-old among dead

WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) – We now know the names of the two killed in a morning apartment fire in West Point.

UPDATE: Investigators release likely cause of fatal West Point fire

The Clay County Coroner told WCBI, Shayla C. Swain, 24, and her 1-year-old daughter Serenity Cox died Wednesday morning.

Another adult and child did however make it out alive.

There reportedly was a smoke detector inside the apartment, but it wasn’t working.

The blaze broke out before 2 a.m. at the Lane Drive Apartments.

Fire Chief Ken Wilburn says the flames also severely damaged three other apartment units.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office and West Point Police are helping work the case.

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