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Electrical fire at Peoples Drug Store

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(photo by David Day)

Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, the Vicksburg Fire Department responded to call from Peoples Drug Store at 1521 Washington St. Employees could smell what they thought was an electrical fire, but there were no signs of flames or smoke.

Firefighters spent about half an hour looking for the source of the smell, but could not locate a fire or fire hazard.

Later, shortly after 3 p.m., the fire department returned to extinguish the fire, which turned out to be inside a coke machine.

Vicksburg Daily News was on the scene.

 

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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.

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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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