Tuesday morning fire destroys Tippah County residence

By Hank Wiesner/Southern Sentinel

RIPLEY – An early morning Tuesday fire destroyed a house on County Road 419 but produced no injuries, Ripley volunteer firefighters said.

One person was home at the time. Firefighters were uncertain of the owner’s name or who was living in it.

Firefighters dispatched about 6:30 a.m. found the back side of the one floor frame house fully involved in smoke and flames. The fire was brought under control in about a half-hour. The back two rooms of the house suffered the most fire damage, but the ret of the structure suffered severe smoke and water damage.

Firefighters returned to station about 8:30 a.m.

In other news from the Ripley volunteer Fire Department:

–Ripley Rescue Squad members were dispatched to a car-truck wreck in Blue Mountain Monday night. They used power equipment to extricate two people from the wreckage. For more details of the crash, see related story elsewhere on tippah360.

– Ripley firefighters were dispatched to B&B Bedding on Highway 15 South about midday Monday to douse a fire in a mulch pile. The blaze was extinguished without problem.