Mother, child escape blaze
by Rory Doyle
Jan 22, 2013 | 2352 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bolivar County Volunteer Firefighters battle the fire in Gunnison.
Bolivar County Volunteer Firefighters battle the fire in Gunnison.
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There hasn't been much rest recently for the busy Bolivar County Volunteer Fire Department.

The department received a call around 8 p.m. Sunday in response to a house fire at 500 Ashland Ave. in Gunnison.

Chief Lee Tedder said the home was fully involved when Station 1 arrived on scene. Stations 2, 4 and 6 also responded, along with the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department.

Tedder said a mother and son were in the home but made it out safely. No one was injured. It's not clear how the fire started.

Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours but the structure burned to the ground.

The department responded to a separate incident around 2:40 a.m. Monday on Miss. Highway 161 just north of Mound Bayou city limits.

The brick home was fully involved when the BCVFD arrived and the structure burned to the ground after hours of fighting the fire.

The Mound Bayou Volunteer Fire Department and Shelby Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Finally, the BCVFD responded to an accident between two tractors heading southbound on U.S. Highway 61 near Shaw around 11:15 a.m. Monday.

BCVFD Station 5 Chief Timothy Canico said two four-wheeler tractors pulling buggies on the highway collided when the leading tractor experienced mechanical problems causing it to lock up and stop moving.

The trailing tractor did not have time to avoid contact and collided with the front tractor.

The driver of the trailing tractor was transported to the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, but Canico said he didn't think he was badly injured.