Home destroyed by fire in East Jones County - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Home destroyed by fire in East Jones County

All that remained of the home was a smoldering pile of rubble. All that remained of the home was a smoldering pile of rubble.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from the Jones County Fire Council

Another home in East Jones County was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, September 30, leaving an older couple homeless.  This makes the fourth home, and the fourth family, in East Jones County to lose their home to fire during the month of September.

At 7:50 p.m., fire units from Powers, M&M, Glade, Sandersville, and Rustin Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the burning home, which was located on Smith Chapel Road.  Upon arrival firefighters found the approximately 1500 square-foot home fully involved in flames, and collapsing, with nearby structures being threatened.  Firefighters initiated an aggressive defensive attack preventing the nearby structures from also catching on fire.

The home, owned by James and Kay Whigham, was deemed a total loss.  The Whighams were at church at the time of the fire.  Unfortunately, they lost their dog, a boxer mix, which had been with them for eleven years, in the fire.

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.  The American Red Cross was notified, and is assessing the needs of the couple. 

Copyright WDAM 2015. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:54:53 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
  • Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:32:54 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:24:21 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
  • Mississippi city settles with LGBT group over pride parade

    Mississippi city settles with LGBT group over pride parade

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:19:47 GMT
    Starkville's mayor has agreed to pay attorney's fees and offer support for LGBT rights following a lawsuit that denied a gay pride parade in the city. (Photo Source: WDAM)Starkville's mayor has agreed to pay attorney's fees and offer support for LGBT rights following a lawsuit that denied a gay pride parade in the city. (Photo Source: WDAM)

    A Mississippi city has agreed to pay attorney's fees and proclaim support for LGBT rights to settle a lawsuit over its denial of permission for a gay pride parade. Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill tells the Commercial Dispatch that aldermen approved the agreement 4-1 Friday. She says the city will pay $12,750, which includes fees for attorneys representing Starkville Pride, the group that sued. The city reversed course and issued the permit after the lawsuit. About 2,500 people took p...

    More >>

    A Mississippi city has agreed to pay attorney's fees and proclaim support for LGBT rights to settle a lawsuit over its denial of permission for a gay pride parade. Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill tells the Commercial Dispatch that aldermen approved the agreement 4-1 Friday. She says the city will pay $12,750, which includes fees for attorneys representing Starkville Pride, the group that sued. The city reversed course and issued the permit after the lawsuit. About 2,500 people took p...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly