Firefighters Were Busy Thursday
First responders across the county were busy last Thursday afternoon with calls that included a structure fire with possible entrapment on County Road 119, approximately 12 miles west of Water Valley, and a grass fire on County Road 216 outside of Oakland.
Fire fighters from multiple departments scrambled to the structure fire on CR 119 that was toned out at approximately 1:30 p.m. Yalobusha County EMA Director Dalton Coleman reported the occupant sustained cuts and minor burns to his upper body but was able to escape the burning mobile home. The occupant was transported from the residence in a private vehicle after both ambulances in the county were already on other calls. The patient was transferred to an ambulance on Hwy. 315 outside of Water Valley.
Water Valley, O’Tuckolofa and Velma fire departments responded to the fire, along with firefighters Coffeeville and Sylva Rena fire departments.
“They did a good job, I am proud of them,” Coleman reported about the response. “Also thanks to Water Valley for going out there.”
The mobile home was a complete loss.
Coleman reported Oakland and Tillatoba fire departments responded to the grass fire that was contained with the help of the Mississippi Forestry Service.
“It was approximately a two-acre fire, they were able to get it extinguished pretty quick once the brush trucks arrived,” Coleman said. The EMA director also noted Monday’s rain was much needed as the area was getting dry.