Asam Hotel catches fire, Vicksburg Fire Department reports no injuries

Published 10:39 am Monday, May 22, 2023

The Vicksburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Asam Hotel, 4041 Washington St., early Monday morning.

Engine 7, Engine 6, Rescue, P-1, and Battalion 1 were dispatched to the hotel at around 3:12 a.m. Upon arrival, flames were showing on the second floor of the structure next to the front wall.

Using a hose line, Engine 7 extinguished the fire shortly after arrival. Fire units then checked for extensions of fire in the walls and on the second floor and found none,

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Damage was reportedly minimal, Fire Chief Derrick Stamps said, and units were cleared from the scene at 4:53 a.m.