Miss. Rep. Rita Martinson’s home destroyed by fire

Longtime state Rep. Rita Martinson’s home in the Gluckstadt area was destroyed Friday night by a fire.

“It was fully involved when we arrived,” Gluckstadt firefighter Chad Perry said today. “We did our best to contain the fire, but it was complicated because there was no fire hydrant. We had to bring water in on a pumper truck.”

Perry said it took two to three hours to get a handle on the fire. Firefighters were on the scene from about 1:30 a.m. Saturday until about 8 a.m., according to Perry.

Perry said the home was a total loss. Martinson and her husband weren’t at home at the time of the fire. Nobody was injured in the blaze.

Clarion Ledger
3/16/15