- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Vicksburg fire chief says inadequate waterlines of an apartment complex prevented firefighters from properly putting out a fire at the complex.

The Vicksburg Post (https://bit.ly/1RvwZYZ ) reports Fire Chief Charles Atkins told city officials Wednesday that the complex had 4-inch waterlines that were getting water from a 6-inch main line.

Atkins says the pressure firefighters received from the fire hydrant wasn’t enough to fight the Feb. 5 fire at the Whispering Woods apartment complex. He says firefighters spend about 15 hours dealing with the situation.

He says the minimum standard size line for fire protection at an apartment complex is 6 inches.

The apartment complex’s manager could not be reached for comment by the newspaper.


Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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