No injuries in Tuesday night fire on Crossgate St.

The Starkville Fire Department is investigating a house fire that started Tuesday night on Crossgate Street.
By: 
RYAN PHILLIPS
SDN EDITOR

The Starkville Fire Department is investigating a house fire that started Tuesday night on Crossgate Street.

Starkville Fire Chief Charles Yarbrough said no one was injured in the blaze, which SFD believes started in the garage of the house. The garage area of the house sustained major damage, along with two vehicles parked inside.

The residents of the home managed to get out of the house and went to a neighbor's as crews battled the fire, according to the fire chief.

The house is located in the Crossgate subdivision off Highway 12 at the corner of Crossgate Street and West Bound Street.

The call of a structure fire came in at 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday night and Yarbrough said fire crews were on the scene about three and a half minutes after the fire broke out.

The fire was easily contained, but the cause was still under investigation as of Wednesday.

The occupants of the house - the Wynn family - have insurance. However, there was heavy smoke and water damage to the rest of the home.

A GoFundMe account has been set up by Hayley Gilmore, a co-worker of Beth Wynn at the MSU Office of Public Affairs, to help the family in the short term, as there is sure to be deductibles and other expenses.

After only six hours on Wednesday, the campaign had raised $2,006 of the $3,000 goal.

“I’m glad people are responding to the GoFundMe and helping them out. As of now, Beth and her family are doing well,” Gilmore said. “I stopped by during my lunch break and they were trying to save some of their fish. They have a few tanks. She was also gathering up her daughter's books and clothes to wash.”

Gilmore said everything in the master bedroom of the Wynn's home is unsalvageable, while most of their kitchen and living room area is also damaged.

She then said once the GoFundMe minimum goal is met, Beth Wynn will take over.

“Everyone in our office just wanted to make sure they could at least get something to cover their immediate expenses,” Gilmore said.

To donate to the account, visit https://www.gofundme.com/wynn-family-house-fire-relief

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