- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The state Rating Bureau has lowered the fire ratings in two areas of West Jackson County, a move that can lower fire insurance costs for homeowners and businesses.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1i9yy0v) the Mississippi State Rating Bureau lowered the fire insurance classification for the Latimer District from an 8 to a 7 and the St. Martin District from a 7 to a 6.

County officials say the Rating Bureau told Jackson County this is the first time an unincorporated area in the state has achieved a rating as low as 6.

Depending on the homeowner’s insurance company, the insurance rates should drop between 5 and 10 percent in Latimer and between 2 and 3 percent in St. Martin.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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