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Jones Co. church fire ruled suspicious in nature

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County fire investigators say a fire that destroyed an abandoned south Jones County church Tuesday afternoon has been ruled suspicious in nature.

A fire on N. Eastabuchie Road about 1 o'clock gutted about an acre of land, including a small building that local residents say had, at one time, been used as a church.

No one was injured.

"Originally, it was only thought to be a woods fire, but it was determined from neighbors that this was an old church at one time was abandoned and became involved in the fire and unfortunately, completely was destroyed," said Dan McKenna, Jones Co. Fire Coordinator. 

He says a nearby occupied residence was also threatened for a time by the fire.

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