Hattiesburg duplex destroyed by fire

Two Hattiesburg families are homeless tonight, after their duplex in East Hattiesburg was destroyed by fire.  A house at the intersection of Katie Avenue and Morton Avenue went up in flames around 8:30 p.m.  Nearly two dozen Hattiesburg firemen fought the blaze for over an hour.  About a half-dozen people were living in the home, which was divided into two apartments.  None of the occupants were injured.  Fire inspectors will investigate how and where the fire started.