Evening fire consumes car on Washington Street in Vicksburg

Published 8:46 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Fire heavily damaged a car Tuesday night on Washington Street near the Ameristar Casino RV parking lot.

The call reporting the fire was received about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Vicksburg Fire Department Battalion Chief Tim Love said. He said the fire began in the car’s engine compartment and was fully involved when firefighters from Station 7 arrived at the scene. The blaze was quickly extinguished, Love said.

He said the call initially came in as the fire threatening a building, but there was no threat to a nearby building.

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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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