JFD: Trash fire started accidentally

Photo Credit: Andrew Quinn, WJTV

UPDATE: 04/14/2017 8:18am Division Chief Sanders says that the fire has been determined to be accidental, started during work that was being done by employees at the time.

No injuries were reported.  Nearly a dozen firefighters are still on the scene.

Original Story:

JACKSON, MIssissippi (WJTV) – Jackson firefighters are battling a tire fire this morning.

The blaze is located at The Can Man on Valley Street in Jackson.

JFD Office of Fire Investigations Division Fire Chief Cleotha Sanders says firefighters were on the scene at 7:02am and they are still actively working to put out the fire.

It is not yet known what caused the fire.

WJTV’s Andrew Quinn is on the scene and will provide more information on this breaking story.

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