House fire in Jones County brings two-week total to 16 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

House fire in Jones County brings two-week total to 16

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A home on James Road burned to the ground Thursday, bringing the total number of house fires in the last two weeks to 16.

The owner said the home was unoccupied and in the process of being demolished. He had lit a small fire on the property and thought he had put the flames out, but the fire apparently flared back up.

Officials with Jones County say volunteer firefighters are exhausted as the fires are taking an emotional and physical toll.

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