Two adults, one child killed during Jackson, TN blaze

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JACKSON, Tenn. -- An early morning fire killed three people in Jackson, Tennessee.

The Fire Department confirmed to WREG two adults and a child were all killed during the early morning blaze.

Four others were injured.

A 17-year-old was rushed to the Regional Medical Center with severe burns to his body.

Two other teens were treated and released, while a 33-year-old was treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire happened around 2:30 a.m. in the Bemis area of Jackson.

The cause of the fire, at the home in the 200 block of B Street, is not known.

No  working smoke detectors have been found in the home.

WREG has learned all four of the children are students in the Jackson-Madison County School System.

The system released the following statement:

"Jackson-Madison County School System was made aware early this morning that one of our students lost their life in a house fire overnight. In addition, another JMCSS student was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis," the school system said in a release Wednesday. "Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family as well as the JMCSS faculty and staff of these students. Crisis counselors are on-hand today and tomorrow for staff and students at this difficult time."

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