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Firefighters rescue family’s dog from Warren County house fire

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Doodles thanks Fire Coordinator Jerry "Fire Boss" Briggs for saving him from the blaze. (photo by Thomas Parker).

Warren County firefighters responded to a house fire Thursday around 4:20 p.m. at Eagle Lake.

Homeowner David Thrash, his family and their dog Laney made it safely out of the home, located at 16829 U.S. Highway 465, although their terrier Doodles was temporarily left behind.

The house was engulfed in flames,with Doodles nowhere to be found (photo by Thomas Parker).

County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs and 911 Director Shane Garrard rescued Doodles from the house, getting down on their hands and knees in the living room to chase down the panicked pup.

Briggs, Garrard and Amy Libby, wife of Fire Chief Chris Libby, work to make sure Doodles is OK. (Photo by Thomas Parker)

Thrash was glad to see Doodles made it out. His eyes had tears in them when he realized his beloved fur baby was OK.

David Thrash and Laney reunited with Doodles, safe from the fire. (photo by Thomas Parker).

The cause of the fire is not known at this time; however, Thrash believes he may have left a burner on in the kitchen.

Nick Comfort (332), Hunter Ivey (251), Lamar Frederick (210), McKinley Skipper (513), Cedric Martin (249), Shane Garrard (111), Jerry Briggs (110), Chris Libby (710), Bill Parker (711), LW “Bump” Callaway (725), Amy Libby (736), Charles Greer (729), as well as Paul Banchetti and Will Hubert from the Eagle Lake Water District were on scene rendering assistance to save the home.

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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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