Carthage firefighters were called to a house fire on Troy Street on Thursday night around 8:30 p.m. Police and other first responders blocked off traffic to the street as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze. It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries, but the house sustained considerable damage.


Carthage native Meredith Shamburger has worked for the Panola Watchman since 2018. Before that, she worked at sister papers in Longview and Marshall; the Dallas Morning News; and The Daily Voice, a hyperlocal news company in Westchester County, New York.