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Vicksburg man uninjured as home collapses

A combination of recent rains and loess soil might have been the dangerous combination that led to a Vicksburg home collapsing Saturday afternoon.

The Vicksburg Fire Department was dispatched to the 1500 block of James Stirgus Sr. St. Saturday around 2 p.m. for an investigation of a possible gas leak.

When they arrived at 1510 James Stirgus Sr. St. they found the home collapsed and partially lying up against a neighboring home.

Assistant Fire Chief Henry Williams, who was the shift commander for the Vicksburg Fire Department, said there was a man in the home at the time it collapsed. The man was uninjured.

Williams said Engine 6 and Battalion 1 from the Vicksburg Fire Department responded along with the city’s gas department, police department and a team with Entergy who disconnected the power to the home.

He said the soil around the back side of the home appeared to have given way, leading to the collapse.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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