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Jones County family homeless after fire destroys their home

A Jones County family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home. Source: JCFC A Jones County family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home. Source: JCFC
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A house trailer suffered severe damage after catching fire Monday morning.

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At around 10:50 a.m., units from Southwest Jones, South Jones and Moselle Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of the fully involved house fire on Eddie Walker Road, according to a news release from The Jones County Fire Council. 

The fire appeared to consume most of the left side of the home, with extensive smoke and water damage throughout.

According to reports, the structure was showing heavy smoke and flames when firefighters arrived on scene. Although the structure remained intact, it is unlivable due to the inside suffering extensive damage.

Four occupants of the home, three adults and a child, made it out of the house in time and no injuries were reported.

However, the husband did go back inside to retrieve personal belongings and their two dogs, which resulted in some smoke inhalation, but he declined medical attention.

The homeowners stated that they do have insurance for the home, but the Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family due to most of their belongings being destroyed in the blaze.

It took firefighters over an hour to fully suppress the flames and hot spots.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Rescue personnel on scene included Southwest Jones, South Jones and Moselle Volunteer Fire Departments and Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna.

Fire apparatus included Southwest Engine and Tanker; South Jones Engine, Engine 2 and Tanker; and Moselle Tanker and Rescue.

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