Fire damages house on Bowmar Avenue in Vicksburg

Published 12:29 pm Friday, November 5, 2021

An early morning fire on Friday heavily damaged a home in the 1200 block of Bowmar Avenue.

Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said Vicksburg-Warren 911 received a call about the fire at 1225 Bowmar Ave. about 5:37 a.m. Firefighters were dispatched about 5:38 and arrived to find the fire fully involved when they arrived.

He said the cause of the fire is under investigation, adding Nathaniel Williams, the department’s fire investigator, was called to the scene. The occupants of the house and a nearby house west of the fire managed to evacuate and there were no injuries.

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“There was a lot of damage to the home,” Danczyk said. He said the fire did not damage the other house.

In another fire, Danczyk said food left cooking on the stove was the cause of a Nov. 1 fire that damaged a home on Debrah Drive.

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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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