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Reports: State saw fewest deaths from fire in 2012

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Based on preliminary reports the total number of 2012 fire deaths in Mississippi was 62, down from 80 fire deaths in 2011, according to a release from the State Fire Marshall’s Office. Commissioner of Insurance/State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney said that is the lowest number of fire deaths recorded in a single year since the office has ...

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New fire department rating could mean lower insurance costs

COLUMBUS — A new ranking for the Columbus Fire Department could mean reduced insurance rates for home and business owners in the city. The Mississippi Rating Bureau has rated Columbus a four, which is up from its rating a five where it has remained for the past 30 years. Mayor Robert Smith tells The Commercial Dispatch Columbus joins other cities ...

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Out-of-control brush fires in Pine Belt prompt burn ban

JONES COUNTY — Dry conditions, low humidity and high winds have led to a spike in out-of-control brush fires in Jones County. Fire coordinator Dan McKenna tells the Hattiesburg American the biggest problem areas have been south of the U.S. 84 East corridor and in the southwest part of the county. McKenna said yesterday he issued the advisory in an ...

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Coast mayor wants historic fire station saved, not demolished

MOSS POINT — The old central fire station built in downtown Moss Point in 1926 has seen better days, but Mayor Aneice Liddell wants to save it. City council members had earlier voted to tear the hurricane damaged building down, but the mayor vetoed the action. “It could be something with retail, a restaurant; it could be a museum. I’m ...

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