SHERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) -- Sherman and Southeast Union fire departments were called out Sunday afternoon for an abandoned house fire in Sherman.
The abandoned structure was less than fifty yards from a home nearby but no one was injured in the blaze.
Firefighters say that when they arrived the house was fully involved and posed a threat to the surrounding wooded area, but were able to subdue the fire very quickly.
"We got the call around 5:30 p.m. It was a fully-involved structure fire," said Sherman Fire Chief Brad McMurry. "It was abandoned. We're going through looking for hot spots and we're going to do a thorough search just to make sure the house is completely cleared before we leave."
No word yet on what caused the fire.
Residents say there was no electrical power to the structure.