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5/10/2011 4:47:00 PM
Neshoba County Fair fire ruled accidental
A fire that swept through at least 16 cabins in the "new" section of the Neshoba County Fairgrounds was declared under control about two hours after it was first reported Monday morning.
A fire at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds that destroyed 15 cabins on Monday has been ruled accidental.
A fire at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds that destroyed 15 cabins on Monday has been ruled accidental.
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Don Culpepper took this photo from his homeon Miss. 21 near the entrance to Woodland Hills.

The fire that destroyed 15 cabins at the Neshoba County Fairgrounds on Monday has been ruled accidental by the State Fire Marshal, the authorities said.

"It originated in Cabin 893 which is owned by Max Kilpatrick," said Ralph Sciple, Neshoba County Fire Investigator.

Sciple and Pete Adcock of the state Fire Marshal's Office made the ruling Tuesday, Sciple said.

"There was no way we can know whether it was electrical or where it started," Sciple said. "We just know that it wasn't intentionally set. There were no signs of any accelerants."

Insurance adjusters were examining the debris from the burned structure Tuesday, he said.

Sciple said a woman who reported the fire to 911 watched as the blaze came out of the top of Cabin 893 and set the two cabins on either side of it on fire.

See Wednesday's Neshoba Democrat for more details and new photos.

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