Fire destroys apartments at Azalea Trace complex

Published 9:32 am Thursday, April 15, 2021

An early morning fire Thursday destroyed two apartments at the Azalea Trace Apartments, 320 Fisher Ferry Road.

The cause of the fire was undetermined at this time.

Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs said the fire occurred about 6:26 a.m. and the first firefighters on the scene reported heavy fire coming from two top floor apartments on one end of the complex’s Building No. 7. The occupants of the building managed to get out before firefighters arrived.

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“It was fully involved,” Briggs said. “We contained the fire to those two apartments.”

He said firefighters checked the ceiling of an adjacent apartment, adding it had smoke damage. The other top floor apartments were not damaged, he said, and the apartments on the lower level had water damage from the fire. He said the fire rekindled later but was limited to one spot and extinguished quickly.

Briggs said the Red Cross was called to help with people displaced by the fire.

Fisher Ferry, Bovina, Culkin and Northeast firefighters and the Vicksburg Fire Department responded to the fire.

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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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