PHOTOS: Firefighters battle fully involved fire in Hattiesburg
HFD are on scene of a fully-involved fire on Broadway Drive. Photo credit: WDAM
Two HFD ladder trucks on scene attaching from above./Photo credit: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
A Hattiesburg business went up in flames Monday night just before midnight.
Hattiesburg firefighters responded to a fully-involved fire at 1818 Broadway Drive, at the Broadway Wine & Liquor store.
"When we got on scene there was heavy smoke visible to one building, adjacent to the hotel, so we kept it all contained to one building," said Hattiesburg Fire Department Capt. Mike McSwain. "We called multiple units in with two ladders once we realized the size of the fire, it was already to far gone once we got on scene."
The roof of the business collapsed during the blaze and the structure is a total loss according to fire officials.
The business is connected to the Broadway Inn, however firefighters were able to keep the fire from damaging that portion of the building.
Firefighters attempted an interior attack of the business, but were forced out due to the burning ceiling inside.