Gulfport firefighters called to 4th fire in 3 days - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Gulfport firefighters called to 4th fire in 3 days

Officials said the home is a rental property, and was recently purchased by someone from out of the area.  (Photo source: WLOX) Officials said the home is a rental property, and was recently purchased by someone from out of the area. (Photo source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Gulfport firefighters were busy extinguishing another house fire Wednesday night. This is at least the fourth fire they've been called to since Monday. 

Luckily, the house on Emerald Cove was empty and none of the firefighters called to the scene were injured. 

Officials said this is a rental property, and was recently purchased by someone from out of the area. 

Neighbor Pete Pretzch recently walked through the house about two weeks ago said it was filled with trash, like old sheets and pillows. That kind of flammable material could have helped the fire spread more quickly. 

"It would take a large container to remove all the junk left inside there," Pretzch said.  

Investigators aren't yet saying how the fire may have started or if there was evidence of squatters living inside. 

Copyright 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Making sushi on International Sushi Day

    Making sushi on International Sushi Day

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:20:39 GMT

    You’ve probably eaten sushi at some point in your life, but have you ever tried making it yourself?

    More >>

    You’ve probably eaten sushi at some point in your life, but have you ever tried making it yourself?

    More >>
  • Armed robbery at Lake Charles convenience store

    Armed robbery at Lake Charles convenience store

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:52:57 GMT
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)
    (Source: Raycom News Network)(Source: Raycom News Network)
    An armed robbery occurred Friday night at the More 4 Less convenience store on Common Street, according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum with the Lake Charles Police Department. The robbery happened at approximately 11:04 p.m. The investigation is ongoing and we will update the story as information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    An armed robbery occurred Friday night at the More 4 Less convenience store on Common Street, according to Lt. Kevin Kirkum with the Lake Charles Police Department. The robbery happened at approximately 11:04 p.m. The investigation is ongoing and we will update the story as information becomes available. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Car crashes into DeRidder store, causes fire

    Car crashes into DeRidder store, causes fire

    Saturday, June 16 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-06-16 19:42:11 GMT
    (Source: DeRidder Police Department)(Source: DeRidder Police Department)

    A liquor store caught on fire in DeRidder Saturday after a car crashed into the building, according to DeRidder Police Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy.

    Rudy says at approximately 12:20, a vehicle driven by a 68-year-old woman jumped a curb and crashed through the store window and door after she stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. The vehicle struck an interior pole, causing the vehicle and building to catch on fire

    More >>

    A liquor store caught on fire in DeRidder Saturday after a car crashed into the building, according to DeRidder Police Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy.

    Rudy says at approximately 12:20, a vehicle driven by a 68-year-old woman jumped a curb and crashed through the store window and door after she stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. The vehicle struck an interior pole, causing the vehicle and building to catch on fire

    More >>
Powered by Frankly