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All fired up

Jackson house fire damages neighboring home

The weekend is finally here and it's a beautiful Friday afternoon in the metro as fans get ready for the annual St. Paddy's Day parade. I'm Howard Ballou with a look at some of the news stories you will see on WLBT.

Firefighters in and around the Jackson area have been in big demand. A house fire in Jackson sent smoke several hundred feet into the air close to Jackson State University this morning.

And Vicksburg firefighters spent part of the night battling a blaze that consumed part of a multi-story building downtown.

Plus, residents in certain areas of Rankin County fighting for a decision in Friday morning's Board of Supervisors meeting when it comes to yard upkeep, walked away successful.

Also, "Ridiculous!" That's what New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling a bill that would restrict local governments from putting any type of control on food or drinks.

In sports, scores and highlights from USA Conference battle between USM and UTEP.

Clear skies and 78 degrees in the metro. Get your complete First Alert Forecast for the big weekend.

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