Harrison County

Fire destroys St. Vincent Society building in Biloxi

A fire this morning destroyed the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's distribution building near Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Pass Road.

"Everything in the building was a total loss," Battalion Chief Jeff Merrill said.

One firefighter received a minor burn to his wrist and was treated at a nearby hospital and released, Merril said.

The fire started in the 20-foot-by-40-foot metal building filled with donations about 8:14 a.m. today, he said.

Firefighters had the blaze out within 30 minutes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.

Read more about this story in Sunday's Sun Herald.