Firefighters battle crane fire at port terminal - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Firefighters battle crane fire at port terminal

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Firefighters extinguished a burning crane at a terminal at the Port of Vicksburg. Fire Chief Charles Atkins said they had to break into the empty River Transportation building to put out the flaming piece of equipment.

The giant piece of machinery is used to unload barges and rail cars. The control booth at the facility was also damaged.

Units responded to the scene around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

There were no injuries and damage assessments are underway.

Investigators are trying to determine how the fire started.

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