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WATCH: Pierce Street fire claims home, damages adjacent unit

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Two homes caught fire on Pierce Street on Thursday afternoon, one resulting in a total loss.

At around 3:30 p.m., Vicksburg Fire Department was alerted to a structure fire in the 900 block of Pierce Street.

Engine 6, Battalion 1, Fire medic 30, Ladder 3, along with Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk, Assistant Fire Chief Trey Martin and many firefighters responded.

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A mobile home on Pierce Street caught flames on Thursday. (Photo by David Day)

Upon arrival, firefighters observed the first structure fully involved.

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According to a witness, the fire started in the front of the home. (Photo by David Day)

After smelling what was first thought of as grilling, and hearing popping noises, a neighbor came outside to check and saw the flames in the front window of the home. The neighbor immediately shut off the power to the structure and called 911.

The blaze quickly spread and within minutes had enveloped the structure.

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Within minutes, the entire structure was engulfed. (Photo by David Day)

Ladder 3 was able to pump water to quell the flames in the first home. The adjacent home also suffered damage and caught fire. Firefighters managed to extinguish the smaller flames on that structure.

The first home seems to be a complete loss. The second home received damage to the roof area. No injuries were reported.

 

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