Crews Work Tirelessly To Extinguish Structure Fire

June 28, 2019


According to DeWitt Police Department Chief of Police, Greg Miller, at approximately 5:11 a.m. an Officer of the DeWitt Police Department was advised by a passing vehicle that a building on Cross Street was on fire. The Officer went to the scene and upon arrival, contacted dispatch to advise them that the building was in fact on fire. The DeWitt Fire Department was then dispatched to the scene and upon arrival they began trying to extinguish the fire. The DeWitt Police Department Officer also contacted dispatch to have them contact Entergy because the power lines were on fire.

The building was previously used as the DeWitt Karaoke Club and in past years was a shoe outlet run by various community members.

The fire is under investigation by the DeWitt Fire Department and the DeWitt Police Department.

Original story:

Crews are currently working to extinguish a structure fire at the corner of Cross St. and Washington St. The DeWitt Police Department and DeWitt Fire Department are diligently working to contain the fire. Be aware that some sections of the city streets are blocked so the crews can work the scene.

Two buildings were destroyed with the fire that ignited shortly before 5:15 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019. One of the buildings housed a business in past years and had been turned into a house. It is unknown what caused the fire to break out, but at this time it is believed that no one was injured.

Stay tuned for more information as it is released.