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Ovett family loses home to fire

An Ovett family is glad to be alive after their mobile home burned to the ground Monday.

Jones County authorities said around 8:30 a.m. a doublewide trailer burned to the ground.

Authorities said four individuals were in the home at the time of the fire, but thanks to fire alarms they were able to escape. Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna said they are not exactly sure what caused this fire, and it is still under investigation.

"We don't know exactly where the fire was; it was venting out actively at the other end where we had already had a collapse," said McKenna. "It becomes dangerous for the firefighters because rather than just have one roof collapse you're going to actually have two roofs collapse, and there is another roof over the top of this one."

Mckenna said the double wide was built from two single mobile homes combined. The family didn't have insurance on the home

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