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Investigation continues on Landings’ apartment fire

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A bicycle that was rescued from Monday's fire sits near the wreckage of Building 9. (photo by David Day)

Fire investigators are on the scene of the still-smoldering wreck of Building 9 today, looking into what might have caused the fire at the Landings Apartments on Monday.

The fire fully engulfed the building in the few moments between the initial call at 1:56 p.m. Jan. 6 and the arrival of Warren County Fire engines.

Remains of Building 9 (photos by David Day)

Don McBroom, who does maintenance at the complex, speaks with Apartment Manager Cassie Clay. (photo by David Day)

Maintenance man Don McBroom’s quick reactions to the fire may have saved lives Monday, as McBroom, 60, went door-to-door getting everyone out of the building. He said he was concerned about the people who could have been hurt or killed.

Warren County Emergency Manager John Elfer and Fire Coordinator Gerald Briggs were on site this morning in addition to investigators with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi State Fire Marshal.

 

 

 

 

Fire investigators plan their approach. Left to right: Sheriff’s Deputy Newsom, Apartment Manager Cassie Clay, Deputy Kayla Riggs, Deputy Butler, Deputy Martin. (photo by David Day)

Remains of Building 9 (photo by David Day)

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Warren County home destroyed in early morning fire

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(photo by Thomas Parker)

A house on West Drive off Naylor Road in Warren County has been destroyed by fire Tuesday morning.

The fire had fully engulfed the home by the time firefighters arrived just after 6:30 a.m.

The homeowner escaped with minor injuries, and fire medics checked to make sure he was not suffering from smoke inhalation. He refused transport to the hospital.

A General Motors pickup truck and a boat trailer parked near the home were also destroyed.

(photo by Thomas Parker)

(photo by Thomas Parker)

Firefighters from all over the county responded to help extinguish the flames. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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Polk Street home destroyed in overnight blaze

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An overnight fire on Polk Street has left one home destroyed and two neighboring homes damaged.

(photo by Thomas Parker)

The fire at 1028 Polk Street was first reported at 12:53 a.m. Sunday as a burning mattress on the front porch. Vicksburg Fire Department Battalion Chief Henry Williams said that the house was heavily involved upon firefighters’ arrival, and VFD spent several hours battling the blaze.

Engines 6, 7, 8, Platform 1, Rescue, Fire Medic 40 and Battalion 1 responded to extinguish the fire.

(photo by Thomas Parker)

According to Vicksburg Fire Department Chief Craig Danczyk, the structure is a total loss. The homes at 1026 Polk Street and 1030 Polk Street also received damage.

There were no injuries reported.

 

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Early morning house fire on Bowmar Avenue – VIDEO

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Photo by Thomas Parker

A home on Bowmar Avenue caught fire just before 3 a.m. Friday.

Vicksburg Police Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart was the first to arrive, and he found that the house was already heavily involved with smoke showing.

No one was injured in the blaze. Neighbors report that the house is vacant and undergoing renovations.

(photo by Thomas Parker)

According to Chief Danczyk, it appears that the fire started in the rear of the house.  A full investigation into the cause and origin of the blaze will be conducted.

Engines 6, 7, Platform 1, Rescue, Fire Medic 40, along with Battalion 1 (Carl Carson) and Fire Chief Craig Danczyk all responded to help extinguish the fire.

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