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Fires blaze through several homes on one Vicksburg street

The Vicksburg Fire Department spent several hours on the scene of multiple house fires on South Street. Source: WLBT The Vicksburg Fire Department spent several hours on the scene of multiple house fires on South Street. Source: WLBT
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Fire raged through a Vicksburg neighborhood on New Year's Day morning.

A family of four lost everything as the fire quickly jumped from their home to two others.

The Vicksburg Fire Department spent several hours on the scene of multiple house fires on South Street.

Two homes, a car and motorcycle were destroyed. 

It all started at around 3 am when a fire broke out at one of the homes. The homeowner said she was in the front room of the house sleeping when she woke up and smelled smoke.

Luckily, the family made it out of the burning house.

" I have to give them credit. They were making their rounds through the area. They saw the fire as she was coming out. That was a good thing because that let us know we had a fire down there," says Vicksburg Fire Chief Charles Atkins.

The fire quickly spread from one house to the next. Then it spread to a third home.

Chief Atkins says, "It's safe to say there are no injuries. The family of four, they are displaced. The house next to them was a vacant house."

Firefighters were able to knock back the flames at another house before there was major damage.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the house fires, but believes the fire started in the rear of the home where the kitchen was located..

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