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Vicksburg Fire Department responded to two fire calls Wednesday afternoon



Batesville Casket fire
Vicksburg firefighters arrived just after 4 p.m. to a structure fire call at Batesville Casket. (Photo by Keith Phillips)
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Vicksburg Fire Department responded to two fires on Wednesday.

Just after 4 p.m. VFD was alerted to a structure fire in the 600 block of Warrenton Lane, Batesville Casket. Ladder 15, Ladder 3, Engine 8, FD 1, Battalion 1 and Fire Medic 80 responded to the scene.

A silo was ablaze behind the company. Employees were evacuated for safety.

Batesville Casket fire

Vicksburg Fire Department quenches the silo at Batesville Casket. (Photo by Keith Phillips)

Firefighters were able to quench the flames at around 5:15 p.m. The scene was turned over to Batesville Casket staff for maintenance and fire watch.

A second fire was reported at 5 p.m., just before the first fire was brought under control.

Engine 6, Ladder 14, Engine 2, Engine 7 and FD3 responded to responded to the 2600 block of Roosevelt Avenue.

Firefighters discovered the call came due to a pot on the stove.

No injuries were reported.


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