Fire reported at Ameristar Casino parking garage due to mechanical failure

Published 8:46 pm Saturday, January 8, 2022

Vicksburg firefighters battled at least three car fires in the parking garage of the Ameristar Casino Saturday night.

Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said firefighters were dispatched at 7:54 p.m. Saturday night. He said the fire began in one car and spread to the other vehicles. He said the parking garage, which is made of steel and concrete, will not burn.

Danczyk said a mechanical failure in a Volkswagen van was the origin of the fire. Danczyk, Engines 6 and 7, Ladder 14, rescue and Battalion Chief Tim Love responded to the call.

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