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Overnight fire torches abandoned home in Gulfport

© Photo Submitted By Gulfport Fire Department © Photo Submitted By Gulfport Fire Department
Photo Submitted By Gulfport Fire Department Photo Submitted By Gulfport Fire Department
Photo Submitted By Gulfport Fire Department Photo Submitted By Gulfport Fire Department
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Fire and smoke raced through an abandoned home overnight.  More than a dozen Gulfport firemen arrived at 606 Tennessee Street just before midnight.  They saw heavy fire coming from the rear and moving through the attic. 

Fire crews did a quick search of the home and realized nobody was inside.  Within 20 minutes, they had the fire under control.  

A spokesman for the Gulfport Fire Department says the Tennessee Street home is one the city has been trying to get torn down.  He also said a discarded cigarette might have sparked the fire.

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