Overnight fire torches abandoned home in Gulfport
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Fire and smoke raced through an abandoned home overnight. More than a dozen Gulfport firemen arrived at 606 Tennessee Street just before midnight. They saw heavy fire coming from the rear and moving through the attic.
Fire crews did a quick search of the home and realized nobody was inside. Within 20 minutes, they had the fire under control.
A spokesman for the Gulfport Fire Department says the Tennessee Street home is one the city has been trying to get torn down. He also said a discarded cigarette might have sparked the fire.
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