- Associated Press - Saturday, May 17, 2014

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) - Six people escaped a houseboat fire at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Reservoir Patrol Chief Perry Waggener says the fire broke out Friday night aboard the privately owned houseboat.

Waggener said there were no life-threatening injuries.

Butch Hammack, Madison County’s emergency management director, said one person was burned and another suffered a possible broken arm when she jumped from the boat.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.



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