Fire involved no major injuries, but home destroyed
Published 7:00 am Thursday, June 12, 2014
Six volunteer fire departments worked a fire Saturday that left a family homeless.
Pearl River County Fire Marshal Albert Lee said the fire was reported Saturday at about 10 p.m. when a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the rear of a home located at 33 Shelton Pearson Rd.
Initially, the neighbor thought the fire was due to burning trash, but when they checked on the origin they found it was the home that was on fire, Lee said.
Emergency services were notified, and volunteer firefighters from Southeast, Leetown, Carriere, McNeill, Nicholson and Pine Grove departments arrived on scene. Lee said in all, 24 emergency personnel responded to the fire.
At the time of the fire, four adults and three children were in the home, but no one was seriously injured, Lee said. However, one adult became excited and was treated on scene and released.
One firefighter also suffered a minor eye injury while working the fire, but was also treated and released, Lee said.
While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Lee said the initial cause is electrical.
Lee said the structure is a total loss.