Poplarville fire on the first of the year took six hours to extinguish

Published 11:21 am Monday, January 4, 2021

One Poplarville business caught fire on the first day of the new year.

Fire departments from all over Pearl River County responded to a fire at the Crossroads Livestock and Diner, located at 2431 Highway 26 W., Poplarville. The fire was reported at approximately 4 a.m. New Year’s Day, said Pearl River County Fire Chief Jonathan Head.

The structure fire took about six hours to get under control, said Head, and the building is a total loss. It was a very large building with many wood features on the inside, so the fire was very big and hot, said Head.

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No one was in the building at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.