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Wednesday night fire heavily damages home in Glade Community

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Wednesday night fire in the Glade Community caused major damage to the home of Frank and Ruth Johnston.

The fire occurred at around 7:00 p.m. on Family Circle in Glade near Old Highway 15.

The fire was discovered by the Johnston's son Robbie when he smelled smoke coming from the attached garage. When he opened the door to the garage he saw that it was engulfed in Flames. Mrs Johnston and her son grabbed their dog and quickly exited the house and called 911. Mr. Johnston was away working in Louisiana.

When Glade Volunteer Firefighters arrived there was flames come from the roof of the garage and smoke bellowing from the home at the opposite end. The firefighters did a quick direct interior attack which kept the flames from spreading throughout the remainder of the house.

The garage suffered extensive fire damage and the rest of the home had heavy smoke and water damage.

Volunteer Firefighters from Powers and M&M assisted in fighting the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Fire Investigator Scott Gables.

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