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Firefighter back at work after being injured at house fire

Assistant Fire Chief Tim Tyson was injured on New Year's Eve.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2018 11:31 AM
Updated: Jan. 2, 2018 1:31 PM

BIGGERSVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – A firefighter was injured this weekend while fighting a house fire in Alcorn County.

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The fire happened the night of New Year’s Eve on County Road 418.

Biggersville Fire & Rescue Chief Jonathan Rider confirms Assistant Chief Tim Tyson was injured from falling debris as he tried to enter the house to search for occupants. However, no one was home. He was hit on the back of the neck.

Tyson was pulled to safety and taken to Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth for treatment. He was later discharged Monday morning in good condition.

Rider says Tyson is already back at the station volunteering his time.  

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