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Thursday fire destroys Eagle Lake home

An early morning fire destroyed one of the oldest homes in Eagle Lake Thursday, Eagle Lake Fire Chief Earl Wallace said.

“That house was built in 1939; it was owned by Virgie Shepherd who lived on Eagle Lake,” he said.

Wallace said a neighbor called 911 to report the fire about 7:30 a.m., and Eagle Lake volunteer firefighters arrived at the scene to find the house at 230 Lo Sto Road fully involved, “and the fire station is about a minute from the home.”

He said the homeowners, Buddy and Paula Hearn, were not at home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured fighting the fire.

“This was not a weekend home,” Wallace said. “It was a full-time home.”

Culkin and Fisher Ferry volunteer fire departments also responded to the blaze.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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