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Fire finishes flood-ravaged home



A home that had become one of the iconic images of the Great Backwater Flood of 2019 was completely destroyed by fire this morning.


The home, located on U.S. Hwy. 61 North about a mile north of MS Hwy. 465, had been vacant since the flood waters made it inaccessible earlier this year.

The home ablaze on U.S. Hwy. 61 North.

The burning home in the early morning fog.

The Vicksburg Daily News took this widely distributed photo of the home during the flood.

A house in the South Delta surrounded by flood waters, dead animals with no place to go and a plea to finish the pumps.

Firefighters from the Culkin Fire Department were on scene to contain and extinguish the fire.

Culkin firefighters led by Lee Williams worked the fire.

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