Jones County home destroyed in fire

|Caleb Worrell, Jones County Fire Council

JONES COUNTY, Miss. - A trailer home in the Sandersville community is considered a total loss after it caught fire Sunday afternoon. At 12:13 P.M., Sandersville, Rustin, Sharon and Powers Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene of the house fire on Highway 11, just North of the Sandersville city limits. The fire was initially called in by a neighbor who advised that no one was home, and that black smoke was showing. When fire units arrived on scene, they confirmed that heavy smoke was pouring from the house but no visible flames from the outside. Sandersville firefighters were the first to make entry into the home. A firefighter on scene stated that upon entry, "it was rolling. When I went in, I pushed the fire to the back; it wasn't hard. It was about where the window is, [I] pushed it all the way to the back. It's all burnt up inside." From the time firefighters first made entry to the time the fire was out only took moments, but due to the intense heat, the metal shell of the building, and the undetermined amount of time the fire had been burning before fire units were called, the home is considered a total loss.

It appeared that the fire had started due to an electrical short, as the source of the fire could clearly be seen rising and fanning outward from an electrical socket. No injuries were reported.

Emergency personnel on scene included Sandersville, Rustin, Sharon and Powers Volunteer Fire Departments, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County Fire Public Information Officer and Jones County Sheriff's Department.

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