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Vehicle fire at Circle K

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At about 6:34 p.m. Saturday night, a vehicle caught fire at the Circle K on Indiana on the North Frontage Road.

 

The dark colored Nissan pulled into the station to get some items from the store. While in the store one of the employees noticed the car had caught fire. The vehicle owner, who we have chosen not to name, went outside to witness flames coming out from under the hood. Employees and witnesses called 911 while attempting to put out the fire with fire extinguishers from the business.

It was to no avail.

The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when the fire department arrived on scene. There was a concern over the butane tanks directly in front of the flaming vehicle but the fire was extinguished before there was any real danger of the tanks being impacted by the fire. “The fire was not hot enough to harm the tanks” said Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs.

The Vicksburg Fire Department’s Station 2 is at 4125 Indiana and the Circle K is at 3140 Indiana, roughly a mile away. The fire department arrived on scene quickly once they received the report. Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs was “trying to get home” and heard the call. Since he was driving down the road and nearby he went to the fire call and was the first fire fighter on scene.

Vicksburg fire fighters work to extinguish the vehicle fire as Adam 63, Lee Kennedy(also a fire fighter), observes.

Vicksburg and Warren county firefighters work together to keep the public safe.

 

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Deion Sanders coached high school to championship before leaving for JSU

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Jackson State University head coach Deion Sanders coached his final high school football game last night at Trinity Christian High School where they won the Texas Christian Athletic League Championship.

Sanders is the Tiger’s offensive coordinator and his son, Shedeur, is the team’s starting quarterback. They defeated the Heir Eagles Academy 59-28 to finish with a great 8-3 record.

Sanders posted members of his team on Twitter after the big win and showed how proud they are to be the champs.

Sanders also had three Vicksburg natives on the championship team who all contributed to winning the big game. Shardez Taylor, Marvin Martin Jr, and Quentin Pollard all had great performances this season for the Tigers.

Saturday’s game marked Sanders’ final game at Trinity. His focus is now on his new Jackson State football family. He was named head coach for JSU two months ago. He has already begun bringing in major recruits for Jackson State, including Shedeur who will be joining him next year.

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Vehicle takes out hydrant and utility pole

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Photo by David Day

A single vehicle collision has taken out a fire hydrant and a utility pole on Cherry at Baum.

Photo by David Day

At 10:40 p.m. E-911 Dispatch received a call that a dark blue Kia SUV had impacted a utility pole on Cherry Street near East. The first officer on scene called in that a fire hydrant had also been impacted and that water was gushing into the roadway.

Photo by David Day

Neither the driver or the passenger of the Kia was injured however a man was taken into custody at the scene.

No disruption of utility services in the area was noted and that traffic was flowing smoothly.

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High speed chase ends in fiery crash

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(photo by David Day)

A high-speed chase Saturday evening that began near the Waffle House in Vicksburg has ended in a crash in Claiborne County and a vehicle in flames.

First reports indicate the incident began around 5:10 p.m. as an argument at the Waffle House at 4100 Pemberton Square Blvd. A man and woman left the scene and stopped at a Shell gas station on U.S. Highway 61 South where the man pulled the woman, who is pregnant, out of the vehicle by her hair.

The man, Bojara O’Quinn of Claiborne County, then fled, leading Vicksburg police officer Michael Battle on a high-speed chase south on 61 South. The chase exceeded 110 mph at times.

The chase ended just inside the Claiborne County line on Shiloh Road in a crash where the vehicle, reportedly a rental with Illinois plates, burst into flames. The crash occurred right at 5:30 p.m.

O’Quinn is in custody and received minor injuries in the crash. The woman involved received very minor injuries and is apparently safe.

Deputies with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department, and troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol assisted in O’Quinn’s capture.

Bojara O’Quinn (photo by David Day)

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