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Truck fire on I-20 snarls traffic

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(photo by Thomas Parker)

Just after 10 a.m. Saturday, Warren County firefighters were dispatched to the 12-mile marker on eastbound Interstate 20 for a semi-truck on fire. The semi was not pulling a trailer.

The fire was in the cab near the firewall of the semi, and firefighters used a foam mixture to extinguish the blaze.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is on the scene for traffic control. There were no injuries reported in this incident. Traffic in this area will be affected until around 11 a.m.

Bovina Engine 402 responded along with Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs and Culkin Capt. Chuck Tate.

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Saturday morning fire on Clay Street

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At 9:26 a.m. Saturday, Vicksburg firefighters were dispatched to 2839 Clay St. for a reported structure fire in a commercial building.

The building houses the Donna Halford State Farm agency.

Initial reports indicated flames were showing from the area of the breaker box. Vicksburg police officer Matt Barnes confirmed that flames were approaching the roof on the east side of the building.

The situation was quickly brought under control and no one was injured. Entergy responded to the scene and disconnected service to the business. The remaining part of the building is vacant.

Engine 6, Ladder 3, Platform 1, Battalion 1 (Henry Williams), Rescue, Fire Medic 10 along with Fire Chief Craig Danczyk responded to the alarm.

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House fire in Kings community

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A home on Winters Lane in Vicksburg’s Kings community caught fire Friday just before 11 a.m.

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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