Fire destroys home in Ovett Community in Jones County

Photo by Linda Cranford

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) — A Jones County couple’s home is destroyed after a fire.

Officials said it happened at a house on Highway 15 South in the Ovett community. The two-story brick home was destroyed Monday night.

The owners of the house, Edward and Dessie Nichols, were not at home at the time of the fire.

Some firefighters Cot made entry through the front door to begin an interior attack. Shortly after making entry, the roof began to collapse overhead, and the firefighters had to exit the home.

The home is deemed a total loss, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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