House fire kills 3 children in Neshoba

By The Associated Press

NESHOBA — Authorities say an early morning house fire in Neshoba has killed three children, and a fourth is in a burn center.

Sheriff’s investigator Ralph Sciple tells The Neshoba Democrat that 3-month-old Neldavinna Tubby, 1-year-old Omarion Tubby and 2-year-old Sharron Tubby died in the fire early Sunday.

He says their father, Josh Tubby, and grandfather Tommy Wickson were taken by ambulance to a hospital, and a fourth child — Orex Wickson — was sent to a burn center in Georgia.

The fire was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities say the house on Mississippi Highway 21 south was fully ablaze when firefighters from Fairview, Dixon and Hope Volunteer Departments arrived. Sciple says it was destroyed, and state fire investigators are looking into the cause.