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Child perishes in early morning house fire

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A house fire has claimed the life of a child in Warren County.

Just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, Vicksburg-Warren 911 received notification of a structure fire with entrapment in the 6000 block of Halls Ferry Road.

Two people were able to escape from the burning house. According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, two deputies along with a neighbor attempted to enter the home to rescue a child who was still trapped inside. Unfortunately, the fire was too intense.

Fisher Ferry Firefighters arrived next and were able to battle the blaze while recovering the victim. Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey later pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation by Sheriff’s Investigator Sam Winchester along with officials from the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office.

A crisis response team from Warren Yazoo Mental Health responded to the scene to offer support to the family. They later met with the firefighters to offer grief counseling as well.

Sheriff Pace said the two deputies, Michael Rainey and Dustin Keyes, were sent for medical examination at Merit Health River Region due to smoke inhalation.

The identity of the deceased child is being withheld until all appropriate notifications have been made.

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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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Vehicle fire in Warren County Saturday morning – VIDEO

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A Warren County man lost his Dodge Challenger to a fire Saturday that was believed to have been electrical and related to the car’s radio.

Just after 4 a.m. Saturday, Warren County firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire reportedly threatening a structure on Clubhouse Circle off of Newitt Vick Drive.

Culkin Engine 204 responded along with Engine 209 for water support.

Firefighters from Culkin and Bovina quickly extinguished the fire in the Challeger and there was no damage to the adjacent apartment building.

The Dodge Challenger was a total loss. Wards Wrecker Service removed it from the scene.

 

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