Gautier couple dies in trailer fire


A Jackson County couple has died after their hunting trailer caught fire in Greene County.

Gautier resident 66-year-old Johnny Nelson and his wife, 65-year-old Teresa, suffered from the fire early Thursday morning in Neely, Mississippi.

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Johnny Nelson suffered severe burns, but managed to escape the fire and call for help from neighbors for his wife, but was unable to save her. He was flown to the burn center at USA Hospital in Mobile where he died later in the day.

Authorities are investigating the fire, but indications lead to the fire being ignited through an electrical outlet.