The Mississippi Legislature approved money for the Rural Fire Truck acquisition program during this year’s session that will provide rural fire departments with funding to help purchase trucks. (May 1, 2014, Page 1, 5)
Area firefighters were busy the last few days battling brush fires caused by residents burning leaves. (January 21, 2014, Page 2)
Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said Billy Dean McCullar, 58, and Regina Soileau, 32, were killed Saturday morning after their pickup went off the road, hit trees and caught on fire. (November 14, 2012, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department is sending out letters for its 2011 fundraising campaign. (June 22, 2011, Page 3)
With warmer temperatures and light breezes, burning leaves and lawn debris can get out of hand quickly. However, the U.S. Forestry and Mississippi Forestry Commission have been burning hundreds of acres over the last week in an attempt to keep wildfires at bay. (March 22, 2011, Page 1)
About 19 firefighters with the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department responded to 852 Highway 30 East this morning to the home of Freddie Pinion of Alfa Insurance. The house was engulfed in flames, but Pinion and his family — including two children — made it out of the house safely.
Roy said the cause of the fire is unknown as of this morning, but County Fire Marshal Darren Roy will investigate to determine how the blaze started. (January 13, 2011, Page 1)
As fields and forests green up with the arrival of spring, wildfire season is winding down in Lafayette County. The Mississippi Forestry Commission was called out to about six or seven wildfires in the county during the month of March, and Lafayette County volunteer firefighters battled a few more on their own. (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)