Fire engulfs Exxon gas station on McDowell Road - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Fire engulfs Exxon gas station on McDowell Road

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Fire destroyed the Exxon gas station on McDowell Road near I-55 Tuesday morning. 

The fire broke out a little after 5 a-m. When firefighters arrived on the scene at 5:30, the structure was engulfed in flames. 

No one was injured, and the gas station was closed at the time of the fire. 

Firefighters got it under control in about 40 minutes, but then they faced another obstacle. 

"They were not able to enter the structure because of the amount of debris and structural integrity of the building at this time. That hampered efforts to go inside to determine whether someone was inside the structure, says JFD Division Chief Cleotha Sanders. 

Jackson Public Works officials arrived and cleared away some of that debris. Firefighters then entered and confirmed no one was inside. 

No word yet on a cause.


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