Officials investigate possible arson in Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Fire officials are investigating a possible arson Monday evening at High Gear Onsite Repair on Industrial Seaway Road in Gulfport.

Gulfport Fire Chief Mike Beyerstadt told WLOX News, a report about the fire came in around 7:30 p.m. He said crews have managed to extinguish the flames, but not before the fire burned through three pick-up trucks.

While the official cause of the blaze is still under investigation, the fire chief said the circumstances surrounding the fire are suspicious. The fire chief said

large quantities of diesel fuel and other flammable substances were spread around the site.

He says they are looking at the possibility of arson.

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