JACKSON, Miss. -- Nearly 10 families in the Capital City have no homes today. Their apartments were destroyed by fire early Monday.
A resident who lives in Highland Park Apartments talked with me about what started the blaze. “A neighbor’s Christmas tree caught on fire,” explained the resident who only wants to be called Dagra.
That was just before 2 a.m. Monday while she and her four children were asleep. “And the neighbor, she knocked at our – you know, the other residents doors – and told us to get out. And that her apartment was on fire.”
One lady that lives behind the burning unit got a knock on her door too. “And then, the blaze just started coming back so fast.” So she got out and quickly sprang into action. “We were just knocking on people’s doors and getting them out.”
Fortunately no one was killed and no injuries have been reported. The apartment managers tell us all the displaced families are receiving temporary housing assistance from the American Red Cross.