Moss Point Man Dies Due to Fire
The brush fire yesterday in Moss Point has claimed the life of 81-year-old William Cunningham. He died at USA Medical Center in Mobile, Al.
Moss Point firefighters responded to a wide spread fire in a wooded area near Highway 63 and Elder Ferry Road around 1:30 yesterday afternoon.
As officials worked to contain the blaze they located Cunningham lying in the woods with life-threatening injuries.
According to his relatives, Cunningham was trying to burn away a stump on his land when he lost control of the flames. He fell while attempting to stop the fire from spreading and was unable to stand. He was air-lifted to the burn center in Mobile from the scene where he later passed away.