Overnight fire burns in Benndale

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - WLOX.com has learned about an overnight fire in the Benndale community of George County.  We're told by dispatchers that investigators from the George County Sheriff's Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office are supposed to return to the fire scene Friday to sift through the rubble and find a possible cause.

We've also confirmed this was the second house fire in the Benndale community this week.

According to the Benndale Volunteer Fire Department chief, a fire that ignited on Tuesday seemed suspicious. But he wouldn't speculate on the fire early Friday morning.

We talked with the chief just as he was getting home from the fire scene. Because he didn't have his paperwork with him, he couldn't tell us the address of the overnight fire.

We have not been told about any injuries, or just how much property may have been destroyed.

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