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Old home destroyed in blaze

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104 Watson Street before the fire...Photo Courtesy: MDAH 104 Watson Street before the fire...Photo Courtesy: MDAH
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A more than century old house went up in flames early Sunday morning in Hazlehurst.

Firefighter Anthony Harris said units responded to the call at 104 Watson Drive shortly after 4:30 a.m.

Dark smoke could be seen coming from the second story window when crews arrived.

Harris said the unidentified owner was inside but was able to escape.

Firefighters said the two story house was made of old pine and quickly burned to the ground.

Four different area fire departments worked to extinguish the blaze.

Later Sunday afternoon a passerby reported that the fire rekindled and units had to return to douse several hot spots.

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