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Two people who died in a fire in Currie late Sunday night have been identified.

Ruth McCoy, 76, and Thomas McCoy Jr., 50, died as a result of a structure fire on  Smith Drive just before midnight. Jones County Sheriff's Deputy LaDean Byrd sustained non-life threatening injuries attempting to save them.

The JCSD is conducting a joint investigation with the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Additional information is forthcoming.

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