Jackson County

Monday fire destroys home at Gautier fish camp


Gautier fire officials are trying to determine what caused a Monday-night fire at a fish camp.

Gautier fire Capt. Gene Killen said crews responded to a fire about 10:30 p.m. at Hercules Fish Camp on Oak Street.

“We were on the defensive from the get-go,” Killen said. “It took us about an hour or so to get it under control.”

He said one cabin, which was unoccupied, was destroyed.

“We were able to save one house about 3 feet away from the one that burned,” Killen said. “There was some damage to another cabin and the porch on another one caught fire but we were able to get it under control.”

Although no injuries were reported, one Gautier firefighter did suffer mild dehydration.

“One of our guys had some dehydration and heat exhaustion,” Killen said. “He was treated on scene and released and sent home.”

Killen said the fire department was still extinguishing hot spots about 6 a.m.

The fire is under investigation.