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Nonprofit agency catches fire in Biloxi

Biloxi firefighters ventilating the roof after dousing a fire on Division Street Saturday night. (Photo source: City of Biloxi/Facebook) Biloxi firefighters ventilating the roof after dousing a fire on Division Street Saturday night. (Photo source: City of Biloxi/Facebook)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Flames engulfed a Biloxi nonprofit agency Saturday night on Division Street.

Officials are investigating what caused the fire at Visions of Hope, a social services agency that has served the Biloxi community since 1998.

When firefighters arrived just before 7 p.m., they found a heavy fire in the back of the building. Fire Chief Joe Boney told WLOX News the building is severely damaged. 

The Gray family runs Visions of Hope. They say there doesn't appear to be much left after the fire. This is the second tragedy to touch the family in recent weeks. George Gray, the family's patriarch, was tragically killed earlier this month. Since then, the Grays have not spent much time in the building on Division Street. Despite these unforeseeable events, the family says they will continue to do everything they can to serve those in need on the Gulf Coast.

WLOX News Now will have more on this developing story later today.

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