A Thursday fire on Andrew Road in Oktibbeha County destroyed a house and two cars.
The District 5/Oktoc Volunteer Fire Department and Central VFD responded to the blaze around 4 p.m. The occupants of the house were able to escape but the building and two cars were destroyed.
Recurring hot spots kept fire fighters on the scene for more than three hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
At the same time as the Andrew Road fire, the East Oktibbeha VFD was called to St. Andrews Road in the Highland Plantation to respond to a vehicle rollover. A car drove off a bridge on St. Andrews and rolled over, ejecting the driver.
The driver did not sustain serious injury and the car avoided landing in the water below the bridge.
Another wreck occurred early Thursday morning around 2 a.m. on Highway 182 east of Starkville. A pickup truck was struck by a car while making a left turn causing one of the vehicles to catch fire following the impact. The driver of the truck was taken to Oktibbeha County Hospital while the occupants of the car left the scene.
The East Oktibbeha VFD handled the wreck and the Oktibbeha County Sheriff”s Office is investigating the incident.
Jason Browne was previously a reporter for The Dispatch.
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