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FLASHBACK 2011: Fire destroys cabins at Neshoba County Fair

Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT) Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT)
Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT) Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT)
Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT) Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT)
Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT) Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT)
Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT) Neshoba County Fairgrounds on May 9, 2011 (Source: WLBT)

FLASHBACK to MAY 9, 2011: Fire rips through more than a dozen cabins at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds near Philadelphia. 

It happened in the "new" section of the property, and firefighters stayed on the scene for hours to prevent the flames from spreading to too many other cabins, most of which were positioned just feet apart. Fifteen cabins were destroyed.

It was just two months before the annual fair, and those who owned the burned cabins vowed to rebuild. They were given until July 20 to clear their lots, and they were allowed to begin rebuilding by May 23. A handful managed to get theirs completed in time for that year's fair.

The damage was so extensive that investigators were not able to determine the specific cause. They said it was not intentionally set. The fair went on as planned that July.

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