Slippery Sam's water slide catches fire in Woolmarket

Updated: Jan. 24, 2018 at 6:07 PM CST
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(Photo Source: WLOX)
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WOOLMARKET, MS (WLOX) - What was originally dispatched as a small grass fire in Woolmarket turned out to be a waterslide engulfed in flames.

According to Battalion Chief Tony Murphy, the fire began in the grass and caught on to the deconstructed fiberglass slide.

Firefighters arrived at the scene around 1:40 p.m. and finished at around 3:30 pm.

The water slide was formerly used at the old Slippery Sam's location on West Beach in Biloxi, a fixture on the beachfront for decades.

The pieces were stored on private property.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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