Hattiesburg apartment fire ruled accidental

1 taken to hospital after Hattiesburg apartment building catches fire

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg apartment fire that sent one person to a hospital Wednesday morning has been ruled an accident.

A building in the Twin Oaks apartment complex caught fire around 10:30 a.m.

Video sent to WDAM just after the fire started shows flames shooting from the roof of a 12-unit building in the complex off Oak Grove Road.

Hattiesburg Assistant Fire Chief Danny Wade said it took firefighters about an hour to douse the flames.

Wade said the person who was taken to the hospital suffered only minor injuries.

According to Wade, the fire was ruled an accident and no charges have been filed. Wade said the fire was caused by a 6-year-old playing with a lighter and the family had an extensive conversation with firefighters on fire safety.

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