JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a press release from the Jones County Fire Council.
At around 2:20 p.m. on Friday, firefighters from Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a fully-involved house fire on Lebanon Road.
Firefighters on scene worked tirelessly to bring the flames under control, which took them about 30 minutes to achieve. The fire appeared to have remained primarily in the middle and right sections of the home, but unfortunately did enough damage to consider it a total loss.
As the homeowner gazed upon his destroyed home and muttered, "I've lost everything," volunteer firefighters performed overhaul to ensure the flames were completely out. At one point during overhaul operations, a firefighter pulled a charred and smoking photo book that seemed to be one of the small number of items that survived the blaze.
A bystander called 911 and at the time of dispatch, it was unclear if anyone was inside the residence. However, firefighters confirmed no one was inside. At this time, there is no known cause for the fire.
Units on scene included Calhoun, Pleasant Ridge, Glade and Hebron Volunteer Fire Departments, Jones County Sheriff's Department, and Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna.
Fire Apparatuses included Calhoun Engine, Calhoun Tanker, Pleasant Ridge Engine, and Hebron Tanker. Several firefighters also arrived in their personal vehicles.