TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. — Fireworks might have been the cause of a vehicle fire in Tunica County, according to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office.
A 911 call alerted officers to a vehicle on fire in the 1000 block of Union Street in Tunica just before 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Deputies and the fire department arrived to find flames and dark smoke billowing out of a gray Dodge Grand Caravan.
According to TCSO, the vehicle sustained severe burn damage to the interior, and the exterior had broken windows. Evidence suggested that the use of fireworks might have been what causes teh fire.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office fire investigation team continues to investigate the incident.
They said it is not believed to be arson, but rather the result of irresponsible use and shooting of fireworks.
Tunica County Sheriff K.C. Hamp, Sr. is asking everyone to please be careful this holiday season; especially when shooting fireworks. The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office pleads with parents to speak to their children to educate them on firework handling to prevent any future injuries or loss of property.
The Sheriff encouraged those who use fireworks to ”use clear, open spaces, with no surrounding ground or aerial structures within 100 yards radius. Please, use extreme caution! Lastly, those who choose to engage in shooting fireworks, please respect the homes, vehicles, and properties, as well as work schedules of your fellow Tunica County citizens.”
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