Car wreck leads to fire, building destroyed in Hub City, 1 jailed

Car wreck leads to fire, building destroyed in Hub City, 1 jailed
Sara Anger, Photo Credit: Forrest County Sheriff's Department
Sara Anger, Photo Credit: Forrest County Sheriff's Department

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An old Hattiesburg building burned to the ground early Tuesday morning.

The Hattiesburg Fire Department responded to the old Saladmaster building on 318 Hardy Street around 2 a.m. The building caught fire and was a total loss after a car struck the building.

According to the building's owner, a woman in a red Kia struck a light pole in front of the building.

Fire officials said the vehicle was abandoned after the wreck, causing the building to catch fire.

Hattiesburg police ran the car tag and discovered that the person that owned the car lived nearby.

Police went to 521 Southern Avenue and placed Sara Anger in custody

Anger was charged with misdemeanor fleeing the scene. She was not injured in the incident, according to Hattiesburg Police Public Information Officer Jon Traxler.

This is a developing story. WDAM 7 News will provide additional information as it becomes available.