Fire destroys Ellisville home of local blues legend

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Fire destroyed the Ellisville home of South Mississippi Blues Legend, Tommy "T-Bone" Pruitt over the weekend.

Pruitt says he was working when he got a call from his wife that his Elm Street Mobile home was on fire. He said when he got the Ellisville Fire Department was fighting the fire, but it was already to late. Fortunately no one inside the home when the fire started.

Pruitt is currently sleeping in an RV located on his property and his wife and granddaughter are staying with family.

The mobile home and all the possessions inside are a total loss. Pruitt says he and his family have lost everything.

"I lost my guitars. I lost all my furniture and all my clothes," said Pruitt. "I lost some generators. I lost everything."

The Red Cross in Laurel is working with Pruitt to get him and his family relocated into an apartment.

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