State to help probe 2 Hub apartment fires

Two fires have broken out within 48 hours at the same Hattiesburg apartment complex.

Hattiesburg fire officials are investigating the blazes at Plantation Place. The first broke out Sunday morning at 2:30 am, and the latest occurred at an adjacent apartment at 1:00 am Tuesday.

The cause of the fires is under investigation, authorities say.

"I looked out my window and this apartment here was on fire, so I got my girlfriend out and said there was a fire," said Plantation Place resident Antonio Magee. "Right after we got out, it just exploded."

Hattiesburg Fire Marshal Andy Cartlidge says a deputy state fire marshal is expected to arrive in Hattiesburg this week to assist in the investigation.