Fire destroys house in Sandersville

Photo from Jones County Fire Council
Photo from Jones County Fire Council

A man, his wife and their three young children lose everything – after a fire destroyed their home late Monday night.

The Jones County Fire Council, which provided the photo, says volunteer firefighters from three units found the house on Wheeler Drive already engulfed in flames.

Bridget Hand says her family noticed the lights began to flicker.  Her husband, Michael, adds smoke was coming out of their daughter's bedroom.  He says when he entered the room, the hot water heater was on fire.

Michael Hand had to be hospitalized for mild smoke inhalation.

Copyright 2012 WDAM.  All rights reserved.