Chief: Arson to blame for fire that burned 3 homes

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Arson is being blamed for a overnight fire that burned three homes and several vehicles in Gulfport.

Fire Chief Michael Beyerstadt said the fire on 20th Street, near 15th Avenue, started shortly after 11pm Thursday. Firefighters were at the scene til the wee hours of Friday morning.

Seven people were inside one of the three homes that burned, most of them were children. Luckily, no one was hurt in the fire. Everyone was able to get out safely.

Investigators are hoping someone will have information that might help them solve this case. If you know anything about the fire overnight on 20th Street, call the Gulfport Fire Department at (228) 868-5959.

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