LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - This is a press release from the Jones County Fire Council.
Thursday evening, Rustin, Sandersville, M&M, Powers and Wayne County Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of a fully involved house fire at 411 Charlie Green Road in the Rustin community.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke and flames showing in a small, single family home. Firefighters acted quickly to extinguish the fire but unfortunately, the home had likely been burning for some time before fire departments were called, and it was considered to be a total loss.
According to the homeowner, Mark Knight, he and his family had been out-of-town and were returning that night. A nearby neighbor saw the fire and called 911, then called Mark and his family to let them know what was happening.
The homeowner stated that he arrived on scene only moments before the fire departments did, and the home was burning heavily.