BREAKING: Man dies in house fire north of Jasper despite effort to rescue and revive him
Rescuers pulled a man from his home about 7 miles north of Jasper off Highway 96 North late Tuesday afternoon and tried to revive him using CPR but were unsuccessful, according to our media partner KJAS. Steven Cochran, 43, was in a wheelchair and rescuers pulled him from his burning home at about 4 p.m., according to Steve W Stewart with our media partner KJAS.
First responders converged on the double wide mobile home when they received a report it was on fire.
Witnesses said two unidentified men, who were first to arrive, opened the front door of the home and pulled a man out onto a porch and immediately began to administer CPR. A friend of the man said he had been injured in an auto accident and was confined to a wheelchair.
Minutes later, volunteers with the Lake Rayburn Fire Department arrived and began to assist in the effort to save the man's life, but the 43-year-old man died at the scene.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.
Volunteers with the Jasper Fire Department also assisted with bringing the fire under control as Jasper County Precinct 2 Constable Niles Nichols directed cars around the area