Investigation continues in Mugshots fire - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Investigation continues in Mugshots fire

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email 

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Fire Investigators in Hattiesburg are working this week to determine the cause of a destructive early Monday morning blaze that destroyed the West Fourth Street location of Mugshots bar and grill.

The state arson investigator, an investigator from Mugshots's insurance company and Hattiesburg fire officials were working all day Monday to clear debris and figure out what may have caused the inferno.

Fire officials said the blaze broke out just before 4:00 Monday morning and firefighters were working until 9:00am to extinguish any remaining hot spots. Once that happened, the case was turned over to investigators. Geneva Morgan is the Hattiesburg Fire Department's Public Information Officer.

According to Morgan, "It's like a reconstruction. You have to try to reconstruct it the best you can and just start from that point and try to figure out where it may have started from and with this much damage, it's going to take a little while."

Morgan said the investigation could take a week or longer.

Copyright 2011 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

    EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

  • EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

    EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:19:48 GMT
    WDAMWDAM

    Each year teachers across Mississippi get a little extra help when it comes to buying supplies for their classrooms. The Education Enhancement Fund procurement card program through the Mississippi Department of Education is one form of help, allowing teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms. “It is incredibly important, teachers do not make a whole lot, and that income should be used for their family and their needs, so any little extra that could benefit them for their c...

    More >>

    Each year teachers across Mississippi get a little extra help when it comes to buying supplies for their classrooms. The Education Enhancement Fund procurement card program through the Mississippi Department of Education is one form of help, allowing teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms. “It is incredibly important, teachers do not make a whole lot, and that income should be used for their family and their needs, so any little extra that could benefit them for their c...

    More >>
  • USM basketball welcomes new assistant coach

    USM basketball welcomes new assistant coach

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-07-26 00:34:21 GMT
    Source: SouthernMiss.comSource: SouthernMiss.com
    When University of Southern Mississippi basketball coach Doc Sadler found himself with an opening on his staff this summer, he was able to turn to a veteran of the collegiate ranks. Sadler announced Tuesday that former University of Arkansas-Little Rock coach Steve Shields had joined the Golden Eagles as an assistant coach. Shields will take the slot of Chris Croft, who left to take a position as assistant professor in USM’s sports management department. Shields, who became U...More >>
    When University of Southern Mississippi basketball coach Doc Sadler found himself with an opening on his staff this summer, he was able to turn to a veteran of the collegiate ranks. Sadler announced Tuesday that former University of Arkansas-Little Rock coach Steve Shields had joined the Golden Eagles as an assistant coach. Shields will take the slot of Chris Croft, who left to take a position as assistant professor in USM’s sports management department. Shields, who became U...More >>
Powered by Frankly