Moss Point fire leaves family of six homeless

Moss Point fire leaves family of six homeless
The house belongs to a family of six who were out of town at the time. (Photo source: WLOX)

What caused a fire to rip through a home in Moss Point is still a mystery. A family of six lived in the house that went up in flames in the 3800 block of Ann Street Saturday morning around 10:30 a.m.

Phyllis Middleton was speechless after watching fire tear through her Moss Point home. She's lived with her four sons and husband at the home on Ann Street for years and never thought this could happen to them.

"To come back home and see the flames. They told me to get back because they didn't know if it was going to explode," said Middleton.

Middleton said the family had just returned from celebrating another son's gradation from military boot camp in Oklahoma. One of her four kids received a picture of the burning home on his phone.

"One of my classmates called me and was like, Mike, don't you stay in this house right here? And I was like yes. He was like, it was on fire. I was like bruh, you are playing," said Micah Williams.

Neighbor Tabitha Ward said she was the one who called 911, and she also grabbed her phone to record the blaze that just kept growing and growing.

"My heart goes out to them. It is a scary feeling coming home, and there is no home," said Ward.

Fire officials are relieved no one was injured, but what triggered Saturday's inferno at the family's two story home is still unknown.

"They are going to do an investigation. We got it pretty much knocked down. It is a lot of damage. I wouldn't say it was a total loss, but it is a lot of damage. It would take a lot to get them back in there. It is not livable," Moss Point Fire Lt. Floyd Downs said.

If you would like to help the Middleton family of six, please call Phyllis Middleton at (228) 355-4876.

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