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Friday night fire destroys several Hattiesburg apartments

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A Friday night fire destroyed several townhouses at Peppertree Apartments. A Friday night fire destroyed several townhouses at Peppertree Apartments.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A fire late Friday night destroyed several townhouses at Peppertree Apartments on N. 28th Avenue.

Hattiesburg Fire Chief David Webster said nine apartments were gutted by the blaze, which began around 11:30 p.m. None of the residents were injured, but one firefighter sustained a minor injury. 

Webster said the fire may have begun in the attic of one of the apartments.  He said it quickly spread to the others, destroying the roofs and causing major damage to other areas.   

He said nearly two dozen firefighters worked until the early morning hours battling the blaze.

Webster also said an investigation into the exact cause of the fire will begin Monday morning, with the assistance of the State Fire Marshal's office. 

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