Building fire in Jackson County


This afternoon in Jackson County, a building housing chemicals just north of I-10 caught fire.
The owner of the building, Ronald Skelton, tells News 25 he previously used the structure for his boat building business. This morning, Skelton was working on a motorcycle he stores at the building when the engine backfired, causing a fire to ignite.
Within moments, the chemicals he uses for boat construction and repair began to combust and he lost control of the flames.
Gautier Fire Department and Gautier Police Department and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality responded to the scene of the fire. No injuries were reported.

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