Woolmarket fire under investigation

By WLOX Staff

WOOLMARKET, MS (WLOX) - A Thursday morning fire destroyed a shed on Old Highway 67 in Woolmarket. The shed's owner used the building to work on boats.

Harrison County's Fire Marshal said there were a number of chemicals and bottles inside the shed, and the fire is under investigation.

"We don't have any idea right now what caused the fire. We're talking with the owner of the property to try to figure out what he had and what possibly caused the fire," Fire Marshal George Mixon said.

Since there were chemicals on the scene, the Department of Environmental Quality was called out.

The shed's owner was inside the main house, about 40 feet away, when the fire broke out. No one was injured.

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