Fire sends Gulfport family scrambling to safety

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - It looked so bad.  Flames were eating through a home on Fournier Avenue in Gulfport.  The Gulfport Fire Department dispatched 16 firefighters to the structure fire.  When they arrived, they noticed the homeowner had safely made it out of the house.  And so had others who lived there.

WLOX News has learned the fire damage was kept to a minimum.  However, the three adults and two children who lived at the Fournier Ave. home needed help from the Red Cross to find a place to stay.

Gulfport fire investigators have not said how they think the fire ignited.

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