Vehicle fires sets woods ablaze - - Jackson, MS

Vehicle fires sets woods ablaze

HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Vehicle fires set acres of wooded area ablaze in Hinds county Wednesday afternoon.

The fire fight involved crews from Hinds and Copiah Counties.

Firefighters attacked a nearly 10-acre fire in the woods along Tank Road in 100 degree temperatures.

Crossroads Volunteer Fire officials said they were called to a structure fire with an entrapment.

Upon arrival they found three vehicles in the yard of a home on fire.

Flames from the vehicles melted the siding on the brick house and caused minor damage.

It also spread to the woods behind the house.

Firefighters discovered that someone was inside and unaware of the danger surrounding him.

"The house was filled with smoke. There was a gentleman inside. He was hearing impaired. He never even knew that the vehicles were on fire outside and out front," said Crossroad Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Keith Cameron.

Crews from Byram, Terry, Hopewell and Crystal Springs, as well as the Hinds County Sheriff's Department's Firefox Unit, put out the fire.

They also extinguished a grassfire about a mile away on Midway Road.

No injuries were reported.

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