Rekindled fire destroys Pascagoula home

Rekindled fire destroys Pascagoula home

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - A Pascagoula home was reduced to rubble early Thursday morning after two fires ravaged the structure.

According to Pascagoula Fire Department Deputy Chief Donnie Carlson, firefighters were called to 712 Communy Street around 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Carlson said four units and 11 firefighters responded to the initial call.

"We were there until about 1:30 a.m. The fire was put out when we left," said Carlson. "We went in and put out hot spots. There really was no smoke when we left."

Little did the firefighters know, they were not done with this blaze just yet. Carlson said units were called back to the house shortly after 5 a.m. The fire had rekindled.

"The first fire did a pretty good number on the house," said Carlson. "When it rekindled, the flames got into the attic portion of the house and spread pretty quickly."

Carlson said the end result was total destruction for the house. He said two people were inside the home when the blaze sparked, but both occupants got out unharmed.

Carlson said the cause of the fire has not been determined at this time.

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