Fire destroys Mantachie home, taxidermy business

The fire happened Friday in Mantachie.

Posted: Jan 5, 2018 2:49 PM

MANTACHIE, Miss. (WTVA) – A cooking smoker is believed to be the cause of a devastating house fire in Mantachie.

The fire happened near noon on Mt. Pisgah Road.

The property was also used to house a taxidermy business. The fire destroyed that too.

The homeowner, Greg Hughes, says he had an outside smoker cooking and soon found his home on fire.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from multiple departments responded including Mantachie, Mooreville, Dorsey and Houston.

The house is considered a total loss. 

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