Fatal Fire In Long Beach

An eight year old Long Beach girl died in an apartment fire. The fire at the Gulf Water apartments on Cheri Lane occured late yesterday afternoon. Firefighters found Callie Bass in the closet of a back bedroom where she was hiding from the fire.

Her father, Ronnie Bass is in stable condition Memorial Hospital in Gulfport with burns. Bass is the cousin of Long Beach Fire chief, George Bass. The two other children inside the apartment were not hurt.