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Man's home damaged by Katrina now destroyed by fire

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Forrest county homeowner, who suffered heavy damage in hurricane Katrina and then lost his FEMA trailer to flood waters, has now gone through a third devastating tragedy. He has now lost his nearly-restored home to fire.   

Allan Dearman watched his home on black creek go up in flames last Monday night.  He wasn't home at the time the fire began and isn't sure what caused the blaze.

Last spring, Dearman's FEMA trailer was destroyed by a flood.  He had been living in it since hurricane Katrina damaged his home.

Dearman partially restored the property recently and had some insurance, but not nearly enough to cover the value of the house.

Dearman owns his land and hopes to begin building again, once he can find a trailer to live in. 

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