Historic Pass Christian mansion destroyed by fire


PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) – Firefighters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have spent much of the morning battling a blaze in a 25,000-square-foot mansion.

News outlets on the coast report that the home in Pass Christian is commonly known as the Monroe House. The fire was reported at around 4 a.m. Monday and was still burning at midday.

Firefighters from a half-dozen communities joined the fight to save the beachfront landmark.

Officials said battling the blaze is a complex operation and that the fire had spread to the attic and in between the walls.

No injuries were reported.

In 2015, the home was listed for $12.5 million, according to Sun Herald archives.

The mansion is on an 8-acre lot and has 15 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms.

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