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Car ablaze after crash with 18-wheeler

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Photo by Thomas Parker

At around 11:30 am, the Mississippi Highway Patrol dispatch notified Vicksburg-Warren E-911 of a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 20 westbound near the county line.

Initial reports indicated an 18-wheeler and a passenger car were involved and the car had erupted in flames.

Motorists assisted the three passengers of the car to safety before authorities arrived. The driver has since been transported to Merit Health for minor injuries. The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured.

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Vicksburg-Warren E-911 dispatched Vicksburg EMS and Rescue and Warren County Fire Services to the scene. Bovina Fire Engine 402, Vicksburg Fire Medic 30, Rescue, and Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs (CF-110) along with Culkin Captain Chuck Tate (CF-221) assisted with extinguishing the fire and directing traffic. Two Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers also responded to the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol under the direction of Trooper Kentija Tarleton (C-49).

At one point, traffic was backed up all the way to Edwards.  However, the scene has been cleared and traffic is moving normally as of 12:40 p.m.

Vicksburg Daily News was on the scene.

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House fire in Kings community

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

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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.

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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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