Fire Destroys Gulfport Home

A Gulfport family lost their house in a fire Monday morning. It happened at a house on 19th street, just after 7 a.m. Nine people were inside the home at the time, and they all escaped without being hurt.

Fire investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what caused the fire, but say it was accidental. They say one of the older children tried to put out the fire before calling firefighters. Chief Terry Lacy with the Gulfport fire department says in a situation like this, get everyone out of the house and call the fire department immediately after.