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Early morning fire damages Captain D’s restaurant in Vicksburg

An early morning structure fire damaged Captain D’s on Pemberton Square Boulevard. 

At around 2:18 a.m., a call came in from Vicksburg Police Department officers on patrol after they noticed flames coming from the rear of the building, Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said. 

“The fire originated in the kitchen. There was significant damage, but it is not a total loss,” Danczyk said. 

In an effort to fight the flames, a door was breached using the jaws of life to gain access, he said. 

Engines 2 and 8, Ladder 3, Battalion 1, rescue, ambulance, VPD and FD1 all responded to the scene.

After the fire was extinguished, an initial investigation was conducted, but Danczyk said a full investigation took Thursday morning. 

Burn patterns, Danczyk said, indicate it was an electrical fire. 

“There may have been an electrical culprit that caused ignition in the kitchen, and we just have to let our investigation take its course and get the facts,” he said. 

Because it was after hours, there was no one in the restaurant and no injuries were reported.

The building was damaged, Danczyck said, but was not a total loss.

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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