Fire reported aboard dry-docked barge

Published 3:31 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Units with the Vicksburg Fire Department were dispatched to a report of fire aboard a barge that was dry-docked behind Big River Shipbuilders Tuesday afternoon.

Fire officials near the scene have reported large amounts of smoke coming from behind Big River Shipbuilding. Once on the scene, officials said the cause of the accident was a generator that had caught fire.

It was also reported that crews at the dry-dock were able to extinguish the fire ahead of the fire department arriving.

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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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