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Fire destroys large auction company building in Mississippi

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - An early morning fire in Mississippi has destroyed a 15,000-square-foot (1,394-sq. meter) auction company.

Corinth Fire Department Training Officer Jerry Whirley told news outlets that five units responded to the blaze at Scotty Little and Associates Auction Company just after 4 a.m. Monday. Whirley described the metal building's north section as completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

The blaze was under control by around 6:30 a.m., but firefighters tackled hot spots until the afternoon.

Whirley says the building is a total loss. No cause has bene determined. No injuries were reported.

The State Fire Marshal is investigating.

Business owner Scotty Little says he plans to rebuild.

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