Fire damages Selmer trucking company

Jeff Whitten

Fire damages Selmer trucking company

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An early morning fire last Tuesday in Selmer damaged the Carolina Southern Trucking Company, owned and operated by Sammy and Sherry Kiser, which employs more than 140 people.

The blaze was reported at approximately 5:15 a.m. and the Selmer Fire Department had the fire under control at about 8:30 a.m.

The fire is said to have damaged 3/4 of the buildings at the company, and burned three tractors and a forklift causing an estimated $1 million in damage to the facility.

Fire trucks and emergency response
units from Selmer, Ramer, Bethel Springs,
Eastview and Sulphur Springs responded to the blaze. 

Selmer Fire Chief Anthony Carr said at the time of the fire that they would likely have to call in state fire marshals to investigate the fire as no cause was immediately apparent.