GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - One child died and another was injured
Thursday in an apartment fire, authorites said.
Assistant Fire Marshal Clester Williams said Chashonnia
Rancifer, 2, was killed in the fire and Kerrika Rancifer, 4, was
Williams said the victims' parents, Clifford Rancifer and
Meishonnia Diggins, and another child, Jashonnia Rancifer, 5,
escaped unharmed.
Kerrika Rancifer was treated at Delta Regional Medical Center,
where her condition was not immediately available.
Williams said the parents were in another room when the fire
started in the bedroom. She said it appeared that the fire started
in an unassembled bunk bed, but the heat source had not been
Williams said the fire, which caused extensive heat and smoke
damage throughout the apartment, did not spread to other
The fire department recieved a call about 11:40 a.m. The cause
remained under investigation.