Downtown Gulfport Fire Takes Out Several Buildings.

An early morning fire destroyed several vacant buildings in downtown Gulfport. Police say the abandoned buildings at 31st Avenue and 20th Street caught fire shortly before three this morning. The fire started in one building, then spread to two adjacent structures

. One home near the fire was evacuated for a short time but no one in the house was hurt. No word yet on what sparked the fire. Crews remained on the scene this morning, knocking down remaining walls and making sure the site is safe.