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Home destroyed in Oktibbeha County fire

Dec. 6, 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 06 16:58:33 PST 2017
Updated: Wed Dec 06 16:58:33 PST 2017

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an investigation is underway into what caused a massive fire overnight... it happpenedin oktibbeha county. authorities we spoke with say the family is safe tonight. but it seems they have lost everything in the fire. wtva's cody long is live just west of starkville with more. this home is a complete loss.there were also two cars nearby that were damaged.and just a couple weeks before christmas, this family has lost everything. (take pkg) 1:06 (:07-:13 this video shows the bright orange flames just after 1:30 wednesday morning on oliver jackson road."we found a house fully involved in flames. the pictures will show you that. they were able to obviously get it out finally but also protect out buildings and secure the area."oktibbeha county fire services coordinator kirk rosenhan sent us these photos as crews worked to put out the fire. you could see small fires in the house and smoke billowing through the trees during the day.investigators are still working to determine where the fire started and what caused it."i do not know the circumstances of how it was discovered but we certainly want everybody to have a smoke detector especially this time of year with the heating season starting up, we're going to have more fires and we want people to be very careful with portable heaters and the extension cords they sometimes use for those"those who live here made it out alive but have lost everything. i also spoke to a group collecting donations for this family at a downtown starkville restaurant.i'll have that for you all new at 6.live in oktibbeha county, cody long, wtva 9