House fire causes Petal family to lose everything


According to Petal Fire Department Investigator Carlton Sims, at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, Petal Fire Department received a call of a house burning on North George St. in Petal.

Thirty-nine-year-old Anita Pugh said she had left her home for 15 minutes and when she returned she found her home engulfed in flames.

Neighbors and family members attempted to salvage some household items but weren't able to due to the heat and fire.

Anita's home was damaged and the house next to hers sustained smoke damage.

There were no injuries from the fire, but Anita along with her father Willie (67), son Brandon (19), and nephew Xzavian (6) lost all their belongings in the damage.

The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation.

If you would like to help Anita and her family with clothing items you can contact Anita at 601-434-6061.

Anita: Shirt – X-lg, Shoe – 9 1/2, Pants – 14.

Willie: Shirt – X-lg, Shoe – 13 or 14, Pants – 36 x 38.

Brandon: Shirt – X-lg, Shoe – 10 1/2, Pants – 48 or 50.

Xzavian: Shirt – Boys X-lg, Shoe – 6, Pants – 32.

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