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Woods fire threatens, burns structure

Source: Jones County Fire Council Source: Jones County Fire Council
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A woods fire in the Powers community on Monday threatened several structures and destroyed one.

At 1:45 p.m., units from Powers and M&M Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of the woods fire on Highway 184 near Dixie Electric.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a large brush pile that had been burning and spread into nearby woods, approaching dangerously close to nearby structures and homes.

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The first units on scene acted quickly to suppress flames that were creeping up the side and onto the roof of a large shed, saving that structure. However, before units arrived, another smaller shed had already been consumed by flames and completely destroyed.

A nearby home was threatened by the encroaching fire, but firefighters used protection suppression techniques to prevent the fire from getting any closer to the home, effectively stopping a potential disaster.

Emergency personnel on scene included Powers and M&M Volunteer Fire Departments and Jones County Fire Public Information Officer Caleb Worrell. A Sandersville firefighter was also in the area and responded.

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

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