Bluff gazebo shows weekend battle scarsPublished 12:03am Tuesday, August 23, 2011
NATCHEZ — One of the Broadway Street gazebo’s steps partied hard Saturday night.
Or at least it might have, Natchez Police Chief Mike Mullins said.
The top step is a bit charred, and something like a wayward cigarette butt could have caused the flames, Mullins said, but there were no witnesses and no arson charges have been filed.
Fire crews responded at approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a report.
A short strand of caution tape and two portable fences blocked off the entrance to the gazebo to keep people off of its steps Monday afternoon, which Mullins said is just a precautionary measure until it’s determined that everything is safe.