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Fairground Street Bridge fire result of unauthorized burn

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Capt Derrick Holt works to put out the fire at the Fairground Street bridge (Photo by David Day)

What was supposed to be a controlled burn had several units from the Vicksburg Fire Department responding Thursday to the Fairground Street Bridge.

“It seemed like we had a significant fire,” said Fire Chief Craig Danczyk. “What we did have was an unauthorized burning.”

A business was burning pallets without an OK from the city, the chief said.

Under Vicksburg municipal code, a permit is required to burn materials. Residents or businesses should call the VFD at 601-636-1603 to ensure the fire department and the public are notified and that the burn is effectively managed. The department will send a representative to your location to inspect the area and the materials to be burned.

In the burn Thursday, the trellis work on the old wooden Fairground Street Bridge caught fire, requiring a quick response from the fire department and a lot of water.

“It is a little unstable,” Danczyk said, adding, “I’m very thankful it is not worse than it is.”

The chief warned that during the hot and dry late summer months, there is always the chance of a fire quickly spreading out of control.

He reiterated that if people want to burn, they should call the fire department first.

“We’ll come to you,” Danczyk said. “That way, everything is just safer.

See our live interview at the scene with Chief Danczyk on our Facebook page.

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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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