Decatur mobile home fire kills Vietnam vet

One man died in an early morning house fire in Wise County on Wednesday.

It's believed the Vietnam veteran, 65, died after helping people out of the burning mobile home in Decatur. Four others suffered burns or smoke inhalation and are being treated.

The fire reportedly started about 3 a.m. in the 200 block of Quail Chase Drive. Officials said seven people were inside the home.

The man, according to witnesses at the scene, helped people out of the home but didn't make it out the last time he went into the mobile home.

A 1-year-old boy, 9-year-old boy, their mother and a great aunt are being treated at area hospitals. The great aunt is in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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