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Natchez firefighters respond to house fires on Beaumont Street

Firefighters work to contain fires that destroyed two neighboring houses on Beaumont Street early Tuesday morning. (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

Firefighters work to contain fires that destroyed two neighboring houses on Beaumont Street early Tuesday morning. (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

NATCHEZ — Natchez firefighters worked early Tuesday morning to extinguish a two-house fire on Beaumont Street.

The firefighters’ efforts were mainly directed at a house that sits on the corner of Beaumont Street and Pelican Court. The house to the right of it also caught fire, but it was unclear in which house the fire started.

Neighboring residents reported they believed no one lived in the house on the corner. The neighboring house was also unoccupied, but was under renovation.

Crews responded to the fire sometime around or after midnight and were still on scene at approximately 2 a.m. Most of the fire was out by then, and firefighters were inspecting the damage for hotspots and extinguishing a few remaining flames.

The Natchez Police Department also assisted at the scene.

 

Firefighters work to contain fires that destroyed two neighboring houses on Beaumont Street early Tuesday morning. (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

Firefighters work to contain fires that destroyed two neighboring houses on Beaumont Street early Tuesday morning. (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

Firefighters work to contain fires that destroyed two neighboring houses on Beaumont Street early Tuesday morning. (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

Firefighters work to contain fires that destroyed two neighboring houses on Beaumont Street early Tuesday morning. (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

A firefighter works to contain the fire that destroyed two homes on Beaumont Street Tuesday morning (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

A firefighter works to contain the fire that destroyed two homes on Beaumont Street Tuesday morning (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

(Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

(Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

A firefighter takes a momentary break in the fight Tuesday morning (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

A firefighter takes a momentary break in the fight Tuesday morning (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

A firefighter works to contain the fire that destroyed two homes on Beaumont Street Tuesday morning (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

A firefighter works to contain the fire that destroyed two homes on Beaumont Street Tuesday morning (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)