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Commercial Business Fire



October 24, 2017


The George County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, is investigating a late-night commercial business fire that occurred Monday, October 23, 2017. Shortly before midnight, George County 911 received several calls in reference to a building on fire with visible flames and smoke, in the Multi Mart area on Hwy 198E. When responders arrived on scene, they found the Country Foodmart (aka Multi Mart Quik Stop) at 6279 Hwy 198E actively burning. George County volunteer firefighters from multiple districts worked for over 4 hours to completely extinguish the blaze. Although this incident is still under investigation, it is believed that the cause of the fire was accidental.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the George County Sheriff’s Office or MS Coast Crimestoppers.

 The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is available for reporting anonymous crime tips by calling 877.787.5898.  The Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers can be accessed by internet at the following address: or through the George County Sheriff’s Office website

 More information will be released as it becomes available.


Authorized for release by Sheriff Keith Havard

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