June 10, 2023

Sunflower County firefighters battle structure fire that leaves one injured

Therese Apel

At 6:49 pm on Friday, members of the Inverness and Moorhead volunteer fire departments, along with additional firefighters from Rescue Co. 1 responded to a multi-family dwelling fire in the 400 block of East 2nd Street in Inverness.

Video courtesy of Sunflower County Fire Buff Facebook:

On arrival, firefighters reported heavy smoke showing. One resident had been rescued by neighbors just before firefighters arrived. Fire officers immediately requested MedStat EMS to respond to the scene. Firefighters mounted an interior attack on the fire, which was controlled quickly.

The resident was treated on scene and later transferred to a regional burn center by University of Mississippi Medical Center’s AirCare 1.

The fire will be investigated by the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s office.

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