JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council
Five people in the Powers Community of Jones County are homeless after fire and smoke heavily damages the home they were living in.
At 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, fire units from Powers, M&M, and Glade Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 54 Melton Drive, to a home owned by James and Vicki Register. Living in the home were their daughter, Kelsey Bradshaw, her husband Brandon, and their two children (daughter, 18, and son, 14), along with an adult friend.
Kelsey was the only one home at the time of the fire and said that she was getting ready to leave and smelled smoke in the house. When she entered the kitchen, flames were shooting up one wall, and something spattered in her face, leaving small blisters all over her face and chest. She was attended to at the scene by emergency medical responders and EMServ Ambulance Service, but refused transportation to hospital.
The kitchen area was heavily damaged by the fire, and a majority of the home sustained heavy smoke damage.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Jones County Fire Investigator Sgt. Scott Gable.