Morning roof fire sends up lots of black smoke - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Morning roof fire sends up lots of black smoke

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A roof repair gone wrong sent up heavy black smoke in the area near Mississippi Memorial Stadium Friday morning.

Workers putting a new roof on the Smithhart Optometry building at University Plaza say a torch used to melt a glue sealant on the roof backfired and set the highly flammable material and roof on fire. Firemen quickly brought the blaze under control.

The workers were repairing damage from the April hail storm.

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