Harrison County

Abandoned home catches fire in Gulfport, fire chief says

A fire at an abandoned home Sunday caused significant damage and the cause of the blaze is under investigation, an official said.

Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt said firefighters responded to 43rd Avenue mid-afternoon Sunday and found a house fully involved in fire.

“They received information that the structure is uninhabited — abandoned property,” he said.

How the fire started wasn’t immediately clear.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews