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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Eight families, including 15 people in 8 apartment units, are without homes this morning. 

A massive blaze engulfed a portion of the Northpointe Village Apartments on Old Canton Road in Jackson at around 4:30 a.m. 

JFD Division Chief Cleotha Sanders says 3 to 4 units appear to be a complete loss. Sanders says a preliminary report indicates the fire started on the outside of a Jackson Police Officer's home. 

The Red Cross is on the scene helping victims. 

A portion of Old Canton Road is shut down between Pear Orchard Road and County Line Road.

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