Hattiesburg firefighters battle house fire

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Officials responded to a house fire on James street Sunday night, according to Fire Chief Paul Presley.

"A neighbor called in saying the house was on fire" Chief Presley said. According to Chief Presley the homeowners were on vacation and two dogs were inside the home during the fire.

He said, "After putting out the fire, we found 1 of the 2 dogs inside the home."

The homeowners also had two dogs outside the house during the fire. Chief Presley added, "Those dogs have been sent to animal control."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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