Authorities are continuing to investigate a Saturday afternoon fire that destroyed the former International Checker Hall of Fame and much of Chateau Walker that was attached to it. Petal, Hattiesburg and Macedonia fire departments battled the blaze for several hours.
No one was injured, but there were four people living in the house at the time of the fire.
About two-thirds of the property was gutted by the flames.
Petal Police say the fire apparently began in the tower section of the home. They also say they will be assisting the Petal Fire Department with its investigation.
Petal fire officials were unavailable for comment today.