Quitman Home, Apartment Gutted by Fire

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Quitman, Miss. A Clarke County home and an apartment were both destroyed by fire on Friday.

Clarke County Fire Coordinator Eddie Ivy says the house fire happened around noon on Friday on Water street in Quitman. The family that lived at the home was not injured. Ivy says the fire has been ruled accidental.

The apartment fire happened just a short time after the house fire. This time at the Shadow Wood Apartments in Quitman. Ivy tells Newscenter 11 that one apartment unit was completely destroyed by the fire. No one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The American Red Cross assisted with both fires.