Multiple Jones County Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the report of a structure fire at 11 Smith Drive in the Currie Community in Jones County Sunday night at 11:21 p.m., per Dana Bumgardner of the Jones County Fire Council.
According to the report, the person who activated the 911 call did not know the address of the home, and Jones County dispatch assisted the caller and located the address via pinging the cell phone signal when she called.
Law enforcement deputies were the first to arrive on the scene.
The deputies attempted to rescue the individuals who were still inside the fully engulfed single-family wood-framed home.
One of the deputies first on scene sustained injuries when he attempted to rescue one of the victims that he could reportedly see inside the home, however, the fire flashed over as he was attempting the rescue and he was unable to continue.
Two persons died in the structure fire.
Upon the arrival of the first fire apparatus and personnel on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames as they shot upwards of 50 feet into the air, per Glade Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dan McKenna.
Firefighters were unable to perform an offensive attack and enter the home to retrieve the victims.
A defensive attack was begun and lasted until roughly 5:30 a.m Monday morning.
Glade, M&M, Powers, South Jones, and Sandersville Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene, along with the Ellisville Fire Department.
EMServ Ambulance Service was also on scene and treated and released the injured deputy.
According to Jones County Sheriff’s Department officials, the Jones County Sheriff's Department, along with the State Fire Marshal's Office, is investigating the fire.