Fire destroys Hattiesburg home

By Jeff Daley – email

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Fire destroyed a single family home in Hattiesburg Sunday evening.

The fire started around 6:00 p.m. at a home in the 1900 block of Lott Street.

More than 25 firefighters from several stations fought the blaze for more than two hours.

The Battalion chief on scene said fighting the fire was tough because of the multiple layers of attics built into the home.  The fire also threatened several vehicles located on the property.

Fortunately everyone inside the home at the time of the fire escaped unharmed.  No firefighter was injured fighting the fire, though several did suffer from heat exhaustion.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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