Child killed in Thursday night Fire

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 24, 2015

Five-year-old Zykevian Dushum Wright burned to death Thursday night in a
trailer home located on Highway 51 North in Como according to Panola County
Coroner Gracie Grant Gulledge.

The coroner said a fire at the location was reported at approximately
10:30p.m. She was later notified and arrived at 11:30.

Grant said the victim lived in the trailer with his mother Kaneshia Wright
who was home and told firefighters she did not hear a smoke alarm.
David Morganetti with the state fire marshal’s office returned Friday to
further investigate and local fire investigators from Panola County
Sheriff’s Department were on the scene Thursday night according to Emergency
Management Director Daniel Cole who also serves as the county’s fire
department coordinator.

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Cole confirmed that the fire call came in at 10:36 p.m. and the first fire
trucks arrived at 10:47. Como and Sardis fire units responded as well as
Panola Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Operations personnel.
Cole said firemen found heavy smoke and fire upon their arrival. Firemen
also confirmed a body was at the scene and notified Coroner Gulledge.
Although the cause of the fire had not been determined Friday morning, Cole
said, “We have located an area of the mobile home where we feel like it

Several neighbors were on hand to witness the fire’s aftermath according to
Cole who commented, “It’s just one of  real sad occasions,” Cole added.