(Jones County) The severe weather that moved through the area Monday afternoon, September 9, led to numerous calls for service for the county's volunteer fire departments. Almost every volunteer fire department in Jones County responded to at least one of numerous calls for power lines and trees down and other traffic hazards due to the severe weather.
M & M and Sandersville fire departments were called to a fire in the wooded area near 95 Warsaw Camp Loop Road, just as the thunderstorms were moving into the area.
Near the intersection of Arthur Tucker and Branch Roads, Ovett volunteer fire department responded to a structure fire in which an abandoned single story wood house sustained catastrophic damage.
Hebron volunteer fire department responded to Summerland Road near Carter Dees Road for two separate vehicle collisions caused by a downed tree in the roadway. Both of those vehicles sustained major damage, but no injuries were reported.
Shady Grove and Sharon volunteer firefighters responded to the report of a collision in which a car crashed into a tree at 70 Trace Road in Laurel. No injuries were reported in that incident.
Two different collisions on I-59 (near mile marker 81) and one collision on Moselle-Seminary Road kept Moselle, Southwest and South Jones volunteer departments busy this afternoon as well. Both incidents on I-59 stemmed from vehicles hydroplaning. No injuries were reported in those three incidents.
Information from Dana Bumgardner, PIO, Jones County Fire Council.