Firefighters respond to unoccupied house fire

Firefighters in Lee County spent hours fighting the blaze at an unoccupied house.

Posted: May 26, 2018 3:14 PM
Updated: May 28, 2018 9:13 AM

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - An unoccupied home becomes a total loss following an overnight fire that took firefighters hours to put out. 

Chief Ron Witte with the Mooreville Volunteer Fire Department confirms a 911 call came in just before 10 p.m on Friday.

His department, with assistance from the Unity Volunteer Fire Department, responded to the home on County Road 931 in Lee County.

Witte says upon their arrival, the home and a vehicle were engulfed in flames. 

Witte says it took firefighters three hours to put out the fire. 

No one was inside the house at the time of the fire. At this time, it is unclear who owns the house. Witte says no one arrived following the news of the fire. 

Witte says they do not know what caused the fire, nor where it began. This is an ongoing investigation.

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