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Investigation underway into cause of massive Ag Museum fire

fire-vectorJACKSON — €” State and local fire investigators began work Friday to determine the cause of a two-alarm fire at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson.

Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Ricky Davis says investigators were on the scene Thursday night and remained to start going through the debris Friday. He did not give a timetable to complete the investigation.

Greg Travis, spokesman and chief arson investigator for the Jackson Fire Department, said Friday that it is believed the fire started in a barn at the museum site, but he said that would be determined from the investigation.

State officials say a barn and the children’s barnyard are a total loss. There was additional damage to a maintenance and equipment structure, a storage shed and a feed shed.

 

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