Fire damages Gulfport apartment

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A late night fire across the street from the Hardy Court shopping center kept Gulfport rescue teams quite busy.

The fire ignited around 10:00 Sunday night inside a first floor unit at the Gulf Mist Apartments on Pass Road.  When the first firemen arrived, they saw flames shooting through the windows and the door of the burning apartment.

Gulfport sent four fire trucks, and 17 firefighters to the scene.

Firemen say nobody was home at the time of the fire.

The American Red Cross was contacted to help out with any needs.  Only one person lived at apartment.

Firemen will spend Monday morning trying to determine what sparked the fire.

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