Barge at Mississippi River port catches fire. Firefighters work to control blaze.

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, September 29, 2022

Black smoke could be seen for miles along a stretch of the Mississippi River as firefighters worked to put out a fire in a barge Thursday morning.

The barge at the Natchez port caught fire at about 11:15 a.m. Monday and bellowed black smoke.

Firefighters from the Natchez Fire Department had the blaze under control by 11:30 a.m.

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