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Copiah County house destroyed by fire

Published: Sep. 22, 2012 at 2:01 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 2, 2013 at 8:22 AM CST
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COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Copiah County firefighters battle exploding paint cans during a house fire Friday morning.

A sheriff's investigator tells WLBT several small explosions were heard when the home at 4130 Highway 547 caught on fire.

The homeowner told deputies there were a number of paint and aerosol cans inside the house, possibly creating the explosions.

It took four volunteer fire departments to put out the flames.

No one was home when the fire broke out about 10:30 a.m. and no injuries were reported.

The house is considered a total loss.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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