Fire At Retirement Home

An apartment complex fire caused residents to evacuate for several hours last night. It happened just before 7 at the Santa Maria Del Mar in Biloxi. The retirement complex is across the street from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor on Highway 90.

Alarms sounded when a room on the 10th floor of the 13 story building caught fire. The Biloxi police department evacuated everyone on or above the tenth floor. At the same time, the Biloxi fire department was trying to contain the fire. No one was hurt. A few people did need oxygen for smoke inhalation.

But for those living at Santa Maria Del Mar, it was a scary night.