Late-night blaze consumes structure

Published 12:03 am Saturday, February 1, 2014

NATCHEZ — Firefighters could not save an abandoned house from total loss Thursday night.

Natchez Fire Department and Lake Montrose Volunteer Fire Department officials responded to a fire Thursday night of a house fully engulfed in flames on Lincoln Heights Road.

NFD Chief Oliver Stewart said two engines from each department responded to the call at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday.

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The house, which was abandoned, was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, Stewart said.

“It was a total loss fire,” he said. “Nobody was inside, and no injuries were reported.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.