JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson firefighters responded to a massive fire at a business Wednesday afternoon.
The fire happened just before 3:00 p.m. at Harrison Manufacturing on Mayes Street near Lawson Street. A thick column of smoke could be seen from the 12 News camera in downtown Jackson.
The building collapsed around 5:30 p.m. According to Jackson Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Armon, witnesses said the fire started on the outside. The fire progressed to the interior of the building. Armon believes there was no one inside the building at the time of the fire.
“We’ll probably be here at the most of the evening. And just because the bulk of the fire has been knocked down even after they knock it completely down, they still have to go in and put out the hotspots and that’s to make sure they don’t rekindle, and that process could take over until the night,” he said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.