Two families escape house fires in Harrison County

Not one, but two house fires happened over the weekend leaving two families to pick up charred pieces of their homes.

Two separate families escaped injuries after two house fires overnight Friday and into Saturday morning.

The fires, one in West Harrison County and the other on Old Highway 49, burned the homes to the ground.

Harrison County Fire Rescue responded to the fires with assistance from CRTC, Gulfport Fire Department, McHenry Fire Department, and crews from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and AMR.

One firefighter was sent to the hospital where he was treated and then released.

The causes of the fires are under investigation, but appear to be accidental in nature.