Sunflower County, MS firefighters responded to a Wednesday evening house fire in the Baird community. District 2-Inverness and District 3-Moorhead firefighters were dispatched around 7:30pm to a reported house fire on Scroggins Road in the Baird community, about halfway between Inverness and Moorhead. First arriving firefighters found the fire contained to the rear of the house. A quick knockdown from the exterior was followed by interior teams who completed the extinguishment. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Fire damage was limited to three small rooms, with extensive heat and smoke to the rest of the structure. Approximately 25 firefighters responded two engines and one tanker. Rehab Support Services and Victim Impact Assistance Program personnel also responded to the scene.

James A. Whitfield, Jr., MCEM
Sunflower County Fire Coordinator
Indianola, Missisippi
(662) 887-6253
Battalion 1 - The Pride of the South

[This message has been edited by jim whitfield (edited March 23, 2000).]