An early morning fire Wednesday claimed the life of a 65-year-old Horn Lake man and sent three individuals, reported to be his relatives, to hospitals in Memphis.
A total of six individuals were said to have been in the residence at the time of the blaze.
DeSoto County Interim Coroner Josh Pounders said the man has been identified as Robert Stull, 65, who perished when his home in the 3400 block of Castle Drive in Horn Lake was engulfed in flames.
Pounders said that it appears that Stull suffered burns and smoke inhalation.
Firefighters were called to the home in the 3400 block of Castle Drive, west of Tulane Road and south of Goodman Road West, about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.
According to authorities, several rooms of the house sustained heavy smoke damage. The fire itself was contained to a small area of the house.
Pounders said that Stull's body was discovered in an interior room of the house.
"The fire marshal's office is here still investigating," Pounders said from the scene of the fire. "The other victims were transported swiftly from the scene. "I do not know the extent of their injuries."
The injured ranged from two children, ages 10 and 11, to a pair of adults, one, a male aged 24 and the other, 42-year-old female.
The 42 year-old woman has been identified as Stull's daughter.
All of the individuals sent to area hospitals suffered injuries but the extent of those injuries has not been released.
Authorities said one of the victims was possibly diverted from Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven to the Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, or "The Med."
The other injured parties may have been sent to Methodist Healthcare- LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis.
The state fire marshal’s office has not yet released the cause of the fire.
Staff writer Bob Bakken contributed to this story.