Fire heavily damages Clay Street furniture store

Published 1:00 pm Saturday, December 9, 2023

A late afternoon fire Friday heavily damaged the Wholesale Import and Liquidation furniture store at 2006 Clay St.

Vicksburg Fire Chief Derrick Stamps said firefighters were called about 5:34 p.m. and arrived to see flames coming through the roof of the building. He said firefighters entering the building found mattresses on fire in a storage room.

“There must have been about 100 mattresses; they were stacked on top of each other,” Stamps said.

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He said fire damage was contained to the storage room and the front area of the store. The rest of the store had smoke damage.

The cause of the fire was undetermined at this time.

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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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