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Two Die in Union City Fire

January 18th, 2013 - By Charles Choate

     A residential fire in Union City this morning has claimed the lives of two people.

Union City firefighters and police officers were called at around 3:00, to 830 East Martin Luther King Drive, to a home owned by 76 year old Mary Jackson.

Arriving at the scene, officers found Ms. Jackson in the front yard, suffering from severe burns.

Once firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, the bodies of 61 year old Henry Jackson Jr. and 54 year old Lola Jackson Holland were discovered.

Union City Fire Chief Kelly Edmison spoke with KYTN News and described the scene as a very intense blaze that had completely consumed the home.

Chief Edmison said the intensity of the burning structure did not allow firefighters any chance to attempt a rescue effort.

Edmison said five vehicles parked at the residence also burned, with some damage reported to nearby homes.

Ms. Jackson was airlifted to the Med Burn Unit in Memphis, according to reports.

Firefighters from Martin, Rives and Troy were called to assist at the scene, with all on the scene for approximately five hours.