Unoccupied house fire in Jones County under investigation

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - An unoccupied brick home went up in flames early Thursday morning, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Volunteer firefighters from Rustin, Sandersville, Powers and M&M were dispatched to 432 Ned Dillard Road, near the Sandersville Choctaw Indian Reservation, at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, the approximately 1,000-square-foot house was fully engulfed in flames with the flames rising 15 to 20 feet above the roof. Neighbors informed firefighters the owner was now living out of state and that the house had been unoccupied for months.

Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna along with the Jones County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Sgt. Scott Gable, JCSD fire investigator.

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