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Fire destroys vacant house early Wednesday morning



(photo by Thomas Parker)

Vicksburg firefighters battled a structure fire shortly after midnight Wednesday at 2015 Royal Street.

The reportedly vacant wood-frame house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. Callers to 911 indicated a squatter sometimes occupied the house. There was no indication as to the origin of the blaze.

Vicksburg-Warren E-911 received multiple calls reporting the fire that was first dispatched at 12:28 a.m. Vicksburg Fire Department Engines 2,6,7 and Platform 1 responded along  with Rescue,Fire Medic 30, Battalion 1 (Tim Love) and Chief Craig Danczyk.

The fire remains under investigation.

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