Fire heavily damages home in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council

Fire heavily damaged a home on Highway 11 (Ellisville Blvd.) in Jones County just south of the Laurel city limits late Tuesday night, May 6.

At midnight, fire units from the City of Ellisville and the City of Laurel, along with volunteer fire units from Calhoun, Glade, Powers, and South Jones Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 3625 Ellisville Blvd. where heavy smoke was boiling out the back portion of the home when firefighters arrived.

One of the occupants of the home, an elderly woman, was home at the time of the fire and was able to escape, however, several pets perished inside the home from the extensive heat and smoke.

Highway 11 remained closed for several hours while fire suppression and overhaul operations were performed.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Jones County Sheriff's Department Fire Investigator Sgt. Scott Gable.

Also responding to the fire scene were Jones County Sheriff's Department, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County EOC Operations Officer J.D. Carter, and EMServ ambulance service.