Fire guts house in west Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - It took about a dozen Gulfport firefighters an hour and a half to put out a house fire on Beach Avenue Thursday night.

Assistant Gulfport Fire Chief Billy Bragg said the West Gulfport home had been abandoned for quite some time. Neighbors told investigators vagrants use the house for shelter.

Bragg said the homeowners live out of town, but he didn't know where.

There's still no word on what caused the fire. No one was injured.

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