A Thursday morning fire in the Hot Coffee community of Covington County destroyed a home and has authorities searching for a person of interest.
Around 9 a.m. members of the Covington County Sheriff's Department and Hot Coffee Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire located at 120 Robert Owens Drive.
According to investigators, the cause of the fire was suspicious in nature, and has since been ruled arson.
Members of the Mississippi State Fire Marshall's office as well as sheriff's department investigators are handling the investigation at this time.
If anyone has any information, contact the Covington County Sheriff's Department.