Fire that destroyed Mississippi furniture store, warehouse deliberately set, fire marshal says
Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019
A fire that destroyed two northeast Mississippi businesses last month has been ruled an arson.
The state fire marshal’s office tells WTVA-TV that the June 26 blaze which destroyed a furniture store and a warehouse for refrigeration equipment was deliberately set.
The massive structure included Thomas Wholesale Furniture and a warehouse for Master-Bilt refrigerated cabinets.
The furniture store is operating a West Point location, while Standex Refrigerated Solutions restarted production at its Master-Bilt division quickly despite the loss of cabinets.
The fire remains under investigation.