Jones County family loses home in fire

A Wednesday-night fire destroyed a Jones County family's new home.

County fire officials said the fire destroyed the home on Hwy 15 south in the Glade Community.

It took volunteer firefighters three hours to put out the blaze. The fire also burned nearby power lines leaving several homes without electricity and the Glade Elementary School without telephone connections for hours.

"It had a big impact. The cable is out, and the power was out for a short period of time," said County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna. "We're still investigating the incident, and the cause is undermined at this time."

The owners of the home have three children and are expecting twins. If you would like to assist the family, contact Robin Umstead at 601-543-8488.