Jones County firefighters battle early morning blaze

Jones County firefighters battle early morning blaze

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An abandoned home was a total loss after an early morning fire in Jones County.

At 1:36 a.m. units from Glade, Powers and M&M Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of a fully involved house fire on Lower Myrick Road near Antioch Church.

Upon arrival, firefighters found the home completely consumed by fire and heavy smoke.

According to the Jones County Fire Council, a Jones County Sheriff's deputy was in the area and saw the house fire, immediately calling 911 for assistance from volunteer firefighters.

The home was said to be abandoned, and no victims were found inside or near the home. No injuries were reported.

A section of Lower Myrick Road was completely shutdown during fire suppression and overhaul efforts. Firefighters were on scene for several hours performing fire suppression and overhaul to ensure all hot spots were completely extinguished, according to JCFC.

Due to extreme dry conditions in the area, and that the abandoned house was surrounded by overgrown brush and trees, firefighters continued to soak what was left of the structure even after the visible fire had been extinguished to ensure that the surrounding forested areas would not catch fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation by Jones County Fire Investigator Scott Gable.

Rescue personnel on scene included Glade, Powers and M&M Volunteer Fire Departments, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County Sheriff's Department and Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell.

Fire apparatus included Glade Engine, Tanker and Heavy Rescue; Powers Engine and Brush 1; and M&M Engine and Tanker.