David Blackwell, battalion chief for the Tupelo Fire Department, said the fire at 2603 Pemberton Ave. began about 1:30 a.m.
“When firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were already coming of the west end of the roof,” Blackwell said. “The house is a total loss.”
Blackwell said the occupant of the home was at home at the time of the fire, but escaped unharmed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.