(Jones County) A structure fire at 122 Widow Landrum Road outside of Ovett, MS, had firefighters from five volunteer fire departments battling it yesterday afternoon about 3:00 p.m.
Ovett, Glade, Union, M & M and Powers all responded to the home, which was found to be fully involved upon arrival of the first apparatus. Homeowner Shon Sanford was at home at the time. He stated he had napped for about 15 minutes and got up to go to the restroom. When he attempted to leave the bathroom, there was smoke everywhere in the home. He had to escape the home through a bedroom window. Mr. Sanford lives at the home with his wife, Glenda.
No injuries were reported. Jones County Sheriff's Department was also on scene and will be investigating the incident.
Information from Dana Bumgardner/PIO Fire Council