Fire damages home on Military Avenue

Published 10:22 am Sunday, February 24, 2019

A faulty outlet appears to have been the cause of a Sunday morning fire that heavily damaged a home at 1613 Military Ave.

The fire was reported about 9 a.m. Initial fire department reports indicated the outlet failed and caught an interior wall of the house on fire. The home’s two occupants were able to escape and there were no injuries.

Fire trucks Platform 1, Engines 6 and 7, and the department’s rescue truck and one ambulance responded to the call.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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