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Barge fire at Big River Shipbuilders

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At around 3:20 p.m. Vicksburg firefighters were dispatched to Big River Shipbuilders at 1063 Haining Road for a reported barge fire.

Reportedly, a generator on top of a barge containing diesel fuel had caught fire.

Fire crews from Big River had the situation under control when the Vicksburg firefighters arrived.

Engines 6, 9, Platform 1, along with Rescue, Battalion 1, and Fire Chief Craig Danczyk responded. Emergency Management Director John Elfer and County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs also responded to the call.

The U.S. Coast Guard has been notified about the fire.

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House fire in Kings community

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(photo by Thomas Parker)

A home on Winters Lane in Vicksburg’s Kings community caught fire Friday just before 11 a.m.

Photo by Thomas Parker.

Firefighters from the Vicksburg Fire Department were able to extinguish the blaze, leaving the home moderately damaged but saving most of the structure. No one was injured as a result of the fire.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation.

The Vicksburg Daily News will bring you more information as details become available.

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Leaf fire spread to neighboring wooden fence in Openwood Plantation Tuesday

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Culkin Deputy Fire Chief Bobby Rufus operates the pump control panel on Engine 209 while firefighter McKinley Skipper extinguishes the Fire. (photo by Thomas Parker)

A fire in the Openwood Plantation subdivision was quickly extinguished by Warren County firefighters Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was located at a wooden fence at 102 Plantation Drive, and a passerby alerted firefighters to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. The adjacent homeowner was burning leaves and the fire spread catching the fence on fire, according to Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs. A classic pickup parked near the fence was not damaged and no one was injured.

Culkin Engines 204 and 209 responded to the scene.

See our live on-the-scene report on our Facebook page.

(photo by Thomas Parker)

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Fire destroys a vehicle at Belmont and Drummond in Vicksburg

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(photo by Rhonda Day)

Vicksburg police and firefighters responded to the area of Belmont and Drummond streets at around 1:15 p.m. for a vehicle fire.

The crew of Engine 6, dispatched from the Central Fire Station, found the vehicle heavily engulfed in flames when they arrived. They quickly extinguished the blaze; however, the vehicle is damaged beyond repair.

The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation.

Please use caution in the area while first responders are on the scene.

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