NATCHEZ — Natchez firefighters responded to a suspected fire at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at 4 Temah Street, near East Franklin and 4th Streets in Natchez.
“It was a car fire that started a structure fire,” said Natchez fire chief Robert Arrington. “We got there in time to save most of the house, but the car was pretty much gone.”
There was no one in the house at the time, he says.
The home’s owner, Will Singleton, said the home was a partial loss with smoke and water damage caused when the renter’s car went up in flames. Singleton said he suspects the fire was intentional.
“All I can say is we have reason to look into it,” Arrington said. “The state fire chief is in town for another reason and he will assist us with this investigation. We don’t know how long that could take.”