Sunday fire leaves family of five in Jones County homeless

A Sunday afternoon fire caused major damage to a home in Jones County outside of Sandersville.

The fire was discovered at around 4:30 at the home of Eric and Lee Sharon Ross and their three children. Mr. Ross said he was in the back bedroom when the smoke alarm went off. He went to the front of the home and saw that it was thick with smoke and flames were coming out from behind the stove.

When firefighters arrived smoke was pouring out from the eaves of the home. By this time the fire had spread to the attic. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but not before considerable damage had been done.

Mrs. Ross and her three children were away at the time of the fire.

The fire is under investigation by the Jones County Sheriff's Department.

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