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Firefighter receives mild burns while battling blaze at Jackson plastic manufacturer

Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 3:25 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A fire broke out at Harrison Manufacturing in Jackson on Wednesday afternoon.

Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Armon said the department was called out to the scene around 3:30 p.m.

He said the fire is believed to have started on the outside of the building then spread inside. The assistant fire chief said workers were inside the building when the fire started, but they were not hurt.

However, Armon said a firefighter did receive mild burns.

Armon said the building is a total loss, which is a sight he and the department are devastated to see.

”Anybody’s business is something that we want to save,” said Armon. “Here in the city of Jackson, we pride ourselves on protecting the life and property of the citizens and whenever we see a building that’s gotten out of hand, we take that personal. And I know our guys are working as hard as they can to make sure that they extinguish this fire.”

Armon said the department is still in the early stages of its investigation, so everything is preliminary.

Once everything is extinguished, fire investigators will go inside the building to assess it and find out more information about what happened - including the exact calls of the blaze.

(Drone video courtesy of Gregg Stull.)

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