JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council
Late Sunday evening, September 27, a fire destroyed a home near the Antioch community of Jones County; leaving a mother and her daughter homeless.
At 11:23 p.m., fire units from Glade, Myrick, and Powers Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the home, which was located on Freedom Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully involved in flames, with the flames shooting approximately 20 feet above the roof.
Dianne Dial and her daughter, Katonna, 17, were awaken by her ex-husband, Tommie Dial, who had stopped by earlier, and had fallen asleep in the den. All three were able to escape from the home unharmed.
The approximately 1200 square foot home was deemed a total loss.
Firefighters remained on seen for over two hours performing fire suppression and overhaul operations.
The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation by Jones County Sheriff's Department Fire Investigator Sgt. Scott Gable.
Also responding to the fire were Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County Sheriff's Department, EMServ Ambulance Service - for standby, and Dixie Electric Power Association.