Jones County house fire claims 2 lives

JCSO deputy injured during rescue attempt

Jones County house fire claims 2 lives
A Sunday night house fire in the Currie community in Jones County claimed two lives. (Source: Powers Volunteer Fire Department)

From Jones County Fire Council

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) _ A Sunday night house fire in the Currie community claimed two lives and injured a Jones County Sheriff’s Office deputy as he attempted to rescue one of the victims.

A 911 call came in at 11:21 p.m. Sunday of a structure fire at 11 Smith Drive. The caller did not know the address of the home, so Jones County dispatch assisted and located the address by pinging the cell phone signal of the caller.

JCSO deputies were the first to arrive and found the single-family, wooden-framed house fully engulfed.

A deputy was injured when he attempted to rescue one of the victims that he could reportedly see inside the home. However, the fire flashed as he was attempting the rescue and he was unable to continue.

Two people died in the blaze.

Firefighters arriving on the scene were met by flames shooting 50 feet in the air, according to Glade Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dan McKenna.

Firefighters were on the scene until 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Glade, M & M, Powers, South Jones and Sandersville volunteer fire departments responded to the scene, along with Ellisville Fire Department.

Emserv Ambulance Service was also on scene and treated and released the injured deputy. The Jones County Coroner’s office also was on scene.

JCSO and the state Fire Marshal’s office will be investigating the deadly blaze.

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