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Inferno Consumes Large Barn in Farmington Area

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Firefighters battled a massive barn fire on County Road 100 early Sunday in the Farmington area. The fire was reported at around 2 a.m. in the 3500 block of County Road 100 northeast of Kimberly-Clark. Firefighters from Farmington, Glen and Corinth were on the scene. Details were not available early Sunday […]

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Fire Heavily Damages Glen Home

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Christmas gifts were in the driveway when the fire department pulled up to the burning house in Glen on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the fire, said Glen Fire Chief James McAnally. Neighbors said a family, including two children, lived in the home. The owners are […]

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Fire Consumes House That Woman’s Late Husband Built 60 Years Ago

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County resident Mergie Duncan, 84, lost her husband in February, and on Wednesday night she lost the house he built in 1958 when it went up in flames. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire that consumed the house at 219 County Road 515 southwest of […]

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Corinth Woman Escapes Fire Through Bedroom Window

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By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor A woman narrowly escaped flames that overtook her home Monday morning in Corinth. Belinda Voyles said she was asleep in her bedroom at the house she rented at 1006 Kilpatrick Street when the fire woke her up around 5 a.m. She saw the flames in the living room […]

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Fire Destroys Corinth Factory, Second Major Blaze This Week

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A factory with a presence in Corinth for more than 30 years was destroyed in a fire Thursday afternoon. No one was hurt in the fire that engulfed Palmer-Handrail at 35 County Road 324, south of U.S. Highway 72 and west of Glen, said Ricky Gibens, Alcorn County […]

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4-Year-Old Twins Die in Tippah Mobile Home Fire, Coroner Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A 4-year-old boy and girl died in a mobile home fire in Tippah County on Sunday afternoon, Coroner Chris McCallister said. The children were twins, McCallister added. The fire happened at around 1 p.m. at a mobile home on State Highway 2 near the Alcorn County line. The […]

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Caterpillar Fire Results in No Injuries

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor No one was injured in a fire at the main Caterpillar plant on Cardinal Drive in Corinth on Thursday morning, according to Corinth Fire Chief Todd Welch. Welch said the fire involved a machine that shaves aluminum. The aluminum can get hot and contact the filters, he said. […]

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Occupants Escape Early Morning House Fire in Alcorn County

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A house about a mile southwest of Kimberly-Clark was severely damaged in an early morning fire Tuesday. Fortunately, the occupants made it out safely at around 2:30 a.m. when the fire alarm woke up one of them up. J.D. Ketcham said it was a good thing his 25-year-old […]

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Photos: Fire Destroys Workshop in Theo

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A workshop behind a home on County Road 650 in the Theo area burned down Thursday. The fire was fully involved when it was reported at about 12:30 p.m. No one was at home when the fire started, and no one was hurt in the blaze, said Union Center/Theo Fire Chief […]

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Mother, 4-Year-Old Daughter Displaced by House Fire Saturday in Farmington

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A fire heavily damaged a home in the Farmington area on Saturday afternoon. Farmington Volunteer Fire Department officials said it was unknown what caused the house fire at 40 County Road 112, which is southwest of Farmington Baptist Church and north of Proper Street. Farmington Firefighter Shawn Nelms […]

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‘Everything I Owned Was in There,’ Man Says After Fire

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A fire destroyed a mobile home Wednesday morning in western Alcorn County, and the occupant’s right arm was injured. Tracy Russell said he was in bed asleep when the fire started and woke up to the smell of smoke and fire on his arm. He jumped up and […]

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Woman Wants Investigation Into Fire That Destroyed Home

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A fire destroyed a mobile home near Rienzi on Tuesday morning, and the woman who lived there wants the blaze investigated. A dog named Freckles was killed in the fire, said Tammy Eaton, who rented the mobile home. Eaton was at work, and her 8-year-old daughter was at […]

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Dogs Were Inside Glen Trailer That Burned Down Friday, Man Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Numerous dogs were inside a trailer that burned down in Glen Friday morning, according to a family member. Lonnie Bascomb said his youngest daughter, her two sons and others lived in the trailer and they were gone to the Talladega NASCAR race when the fire occurred. There were […]

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Fire Destroys Camper on Wenasoga Road Tuesday Morning

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  By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today A camper on Wenasoga Road was destroyed in a fire Tuesday morning. The camper’s owner, Lanny Holt, said he did not know what caused the fire. He said he was inside his house when the fire started and came outside and saw smoke. A passerby reported the fire to 911, […]

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UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home Near Kossuth Sunday

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A fire destroyed a home near Kossuth on Sunday afternoon. Kossuth Fire Chief Adron Hodum said the house was a complete loss. It is unclear what caused the blaze, but it appeared to have started in the carport area. The homeowner is David Green, and he was apparently […]

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Photos: Firefighters Respond to Blaze at Mobile Home

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The Farmington Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at the corner of county roads 200 and 226 on Thursday at about 4:30 p.m. No one was injured in the blaze, and the cause was not pinpointed, said Farmington Fire Chief Jeremy Childers. The fire was contained to a bedroom and bathroom area, he […]

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Stove May Have Been Used for Heat Before House Fire

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It appears a family may have used a stove for heat before the house went up in flames early Sunday, Corinth Fire Chief Todd Welch said. No one was hurt in the blaze, which occurred on Breckenridge Street, Welch added. The rental house, which was made out of […]

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Fire Destroys Alcorn County Mobile Home Monday Morning

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A fire destroyed a house trailer on County Road 174 in the Rock Hill community of Alcorn County Monday morning. Harold Evans, who takes oxygen, said he lived in the trailer with his wife Barbara and her son. He had lived in the trailer about three years and […]

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