By JB Clark
TUPELO – A Tupelo man died from injuries sustained in an early morning fire Saturday.
Romero Hampton, 41, was in his 201 South Foster Street home with his wife early Saturday morning.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said he woke his wife up and she was able to exit the home but he was not. He was pronounced dead at 6:06 a.m. at the North Mississippi Medical Center.
Green said he appears to have suffered from smoke inhalation but an autopsy will be performed Monday to be sure.
The Tupelo Fire Department and Tupelo Police Department are still investigating the fire.