An old, abandoned warehouse building goes up in flames Tuesday evening in downtown Jackson.
The facility, which used to be an old recycling building, is located at the intersection of Monument and Palmyra Streets.
Crews with the Jackson Fire Department spent hours putting out the blaze. Chief Willie Owens says the fire broke out around 4 p.m.
Chief Owens says no one was inside the building when the fire broke out. Firefighters tell us tires and plastic car parts were inside the abandoned building. Although the fire department was able to get the blaze contained, the chief said there were a few issues and challenges trying to dose the fire. “The challenge is trying to get close enough to the fire. As you can see, the powerlines up here, if we could’ve got a truck on this side, like a ladder truck, and if we could’ve got under those wires, we could’ve been much more effective,” said Chief Owens.