Dec. 12—TUPELO — This place was home to Dereeser Armstrong for more than 30 years. Maybe one day, it will be again.
The brick, ranch-style structure sits on a quiet, wooded piece of land off Green Tee Road. Armstrong had the house built on land she inherited from her grandfather, Morton Thomas.
But almost a year ago, on Dec. 29, 2020, an electrical fire began near a back bedroom.
On a recent day, sunny but cold, Armstrong surveyed the scene. The brick veneer of the house still stands, but much of the roof has collapsed and the home is filled with burned rubble.
Armstrong was visiting a friend when the fire began around 8:30 p.m. Her adult son, however, was at home that night, and had to break through a window to escape the flames. Read More…