Jackson woman dies in fire

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An elderly Jackson woman has died in a fire at her home.

Fire Department investigator Greg Travis says the body of 78-year-old Geneva Nelson in a bedroom in the home.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Travis says the call for the fire came in around 2 a.m. and when firefighters arrived they found heavy smoke and flame coming from the east side of the house.

Travis says the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it appears it may have originated in a room on the southeast side of the house.