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Deadly overnight house fire in Gulfport

Published: May. 3, 2017 at 10:32 AM CDT|Updated: May. 3, 2017 at 10:55 AM CDT
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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Investigators with the Gulfport Fire Department are looking into a deadly fire. According to authorities, the blaze broke out at a home off Locust Hill Dr. around 2:30 a.m.

Crews rushed to the scene at the home in the Windsong subdivision right after the first call came in. People living nearby made the original calls for help.

Only one person was inside, and authorities say they did not make it out. Officials are not releasing their identity until family is notified. Needless to say, neighbors were in shock.

"When I first saw it, I was hoping nobody was in it. I mean, because it was in engulfed. I felt the heat from her house all the way down to my driveway. I felt the heat, and I said, 'Whoa, how long had it been burning?' I can't tell you," said neighbor Denise Joyce.

Right now the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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