An early morning fire left two chicken houses on Smith Holifield Road destroyed.
According to the Jones County Fire Council's Dana Bumgardner, It was an early morning for the Rustin Volunteer Fire Department when they responded to the report of chicken houses on fire at 75 Smith Holifield Road at approximately 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Upon arrival to the location, firefighters found two chicken houses ablaze at the address. One of the buildings was fully engulfed, while the other was roughly 50% engulfed.
The owner of the property, Chase McGee, said his neighbor called him and reported smoke coming from one of the chicken houses. McGee called 911, but prior to the firefighters' arrival, a second chicken house became engulfed in flames.
One of the chicken houses sustained catastrophic damage and the other sustained significant damage. No injuries were reported at the scene.
Per the report, McGee did not have chickens at the time of the incident.
M&M and Powers Volunteer Fire Departments provided mutual aid to the Rustin Volunteer Fire Department and assisted the department in fighting the blaze.
County officials and Dixie Electric also responded.