UPDATE: A warehouse catches fire in Rankin County. Firefighters from several agencies were on the scene. Two of them are recovering from the heat battling the fire on Highway 468 across from the prison. The state fire marshal was out to determine the cause. Emergency management says the state hospital calls it the allied building. No one was inside. Emergency management describes it as a warehouse with cardboard boxes inside. Two firefighters battling the hot fire were given water by paramedics. “We did have two firefighters who were overwhelmed by the heat, but they received treatment and they are good to go. No one was was taken to the hosptial,” said Brian Grantham, Rankin County Emergency Management Specialist. They’re from Robinhood and Monterey fire departments. Pearl firefighters were also called in to assist. The roof collapsed during the fire, but crews fought the fire from outside the building. They used a high-water vehicle to reach the top of the building and a backhoe to put out the hot spots. Seventy-five percent of the building burned. The state fire marshal will be back out Friday.
RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV)- Firefighters work to put out a fire in Rankin County.
Firefighters were called to a fire around 6:30 pm across from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to heavy smoke, some flames around the middle of the building, owned by the state hospital.
According to Emergency Management Brian Grantham, two firefighters were treated for heat from the fire.