Escatawpa man dies in mobile home fire

An 81-year-old Escatawpa man died in a fire that started Thursday night and destroyed his home.

Jackson County firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a house fire on Wolf Ridge Road about 8:16 p.m. When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed.

County Coroner Bruce Lynd Jr. said Willie Lee McIntyre was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lynd said McIntyre’s wife told first responders her husband was inside. She was not at home when the fire started.

The investigation is ongoing.

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