- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - In the aftermath of a Dec. 23 tornado, Three Forks volunteer firefighters cut their way through debris to reach the trucks and equipment they needed to help others. They found the fire trucks and equipment destroyed.

Volunteer Fire Chief Joey Jackson tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/22w3FpE) the department’s metal roof was across the street; support beams had crushed three fire trucks and a rescue vehicle. Jackson says all their equipment was ruined or scattered to the winds.

The Biloxi Fire Department hopes to send Three Forks a spare pumper truck. Deputy Fire Chief John Jennings said if the City Council approves the donation, the truck should be on its way to Three Forks in Tippah County on Wednesday morning.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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