Firefighters handle blaze at Ameristar parking garage

Published 1:12 pm Sunday, October 9, 2022

An early morning fire at the Ameristar Casino parking garage heavily damaged one car and slightly damaged two others.

Vicksburg Fire Chief Derrick Stamps said firefighters were called to the casino at approximately 1:18 a.m. Sunday about a fire on the fourth floor of the parking garage involving a Toyota 4 Runner.

Besides the Toyota, Stamps said the fire caused minor heat damage to two adjacent cars. The fire was out by 2:50 a.m. Stamps said the cause is undetermined and under investigation. He said the fire was the second car fire at the casino parking deck this year.

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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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