Fire destroys Lee County home

A fire destroys a family's home in Lee County and claims two puppies.

Posted: Jun 11, 2018 11:45 AM
Updated: Jun 12, 2018 9:16 AM

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A weekend house fire in Lee County leaves a family homeless and claims two dogs. 

The blaze broke out at a home on County Road 931 in Saltillo around 9:30 Sunday night. 

Mooreville Fire Chief Ron Witte says a cigarette not properly put out may have started the blaze. 

The chief says it took hours for them to knock down the fire. 

Chief Witte says besides the home being a total loss, the family lost two puppies in the blaze. 

The cause of the fire is still being investigated. 


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