JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a press release from the Jones County Fire Council.
Shady Grove and Sharon Volunteer Fire Departments fought their third house fire in a week's time late Saturday evening.
At around 10 p.m., firefighters responded to the scene of the house fire in the 5100 block of Highway 15 North. When firefighters arrived, flames and heavy smoke were showing within the home. The single-story log cabin style home was reported to be unoccupied at the time of the fire, and the homeowners arrived soon after fire departments got on scene.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly, saving the majority of the structure. Some fire damage was sustained near the rear of the home, and smoke and water damage throughout. Firefighters had to cut a hole in the backside of the house, as well as the roof to gain entry to the main pockets of fire and ensure the attic space was completely cleared of fire.
One lane of the highway was shutdown for emergency vehicles, and firefighters were on scene for over an hour. The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation by Jones County Fire Investigator Scott Gable. No injuries were reported.
Emergency personnel on scene included Shady Grove and Sharon Volunteer Fire Departments, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County Sheriff's Department, EMServ Ambulance Service and Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell. A Pleasant Ridge Volunteer Firefighter was in the area and also assisted.
Fire apparatus included Shady Grove Engine 1 and 2, Rescue 1 and 2; and Sharon Engine and Tanker 1.