Investigators probing fire at Phillips Bark
BROOKHAVEN — Authorities are investigating a fire at Phillips Bark Processing Company that started May 23 and burned into the following day.
Phillips Bark Processing Company president David Phillips said video surveillance appears to show the fire may have started in a well located between a package bag storage building and maintenance building. High winds carried the flames from the initial site of the fire to a nearby packaging building.
Phillips said the bulk wood chip product, which represents 40 percent of the business, would still be shipped.
Phillips described the inferno as a “perfect storm.”
Heuck’s Retreat Volunteer Fire Department assistant chief David Case said it was the worst fire he’s seen.
Source: Daily Leader
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington
- Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta
- Judge to hear from True the Vote as McDaniel attempts to overturn loss to Cochran
- Weyerhaeuser investing $57M to modernize lumber mill
- Google chooses Mad Genius as example of Internet use
- Two BancorpSouth mergers delayed by federal inquiries
- Health officials identify another case of chikungunya virus
- Biloxi council approves $29M contract for baseball stadium construction
- Wasted away — Margaritaville in Biloxi to close by Sept. 19
- Cochran continues to question EPA over new regulations