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Jones County woman loses home, pets in Christmas-day fire

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - At 8 a.m. on Christmas morning Judy Walters lost her home along the 1700 block of Tuckers Crossing.

She was headed to Louisiana to celebrate Christmas,when two hours into the trip her daughter called to say her home was up in flames.

"She got there and turned around to come back," said her daughter, Sara Holliman. "We called and told her it was on fire."

Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna said the call came at 10:14 a.m. from a passing motorist who reported heavy smoke coming from the rear of the home

"It took six different fire departments and five hours to contain the fire," said McKenna. "Walters and her daughter who lives with her were in the clear, but unfortunately two dogs inside didn't make it."

Holliman said she fears her mother may need to be hospitalized to deal with the trauma of her losses.

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