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Warren County man narrowly escapes burning home

A Warren County man is fortunate to be alive after his home was completely destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning.

According to Warren County fire officials, the West Drive home was fully involved when the homeowner — the only person in the home at the time — woke up. He was able to get out of the home safely.

By the time the call went out to first responders at around 6:30 a.m. the home was all but destroyed.

“It is so important, and I cannot stress this enough, that people must have working smoke detectors in their homes,” Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs said.

Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs, who was at the scene, said the cause of the fire has not been determined.

Briggs also urged area residents to make sure they had working smoke detectors in their homes.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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