Fire Guts New Apartment Building

Flames engulfed one of Gulfport's newest developments Friday night.

The Cambridge Apartments are only about a year old. They're located on East Taylor Road near Lorraine-Cowan Road. Smoke and flames could be seen from as far away as the Interstate, as fire raged through 10-thousand square feet of a newly constructed building. Witnesses say the fire department acted agressively, responding to the call in just minutes.

Gulfport's Fire Chief Pat Sullivan says although the fire destroyed the building, in his line of work this is a best case scenario, because the building was uninhabited. He says once the fire was under control there was no fear of other buildings catching fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.