Jones County -- Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, June 8, Union and Ovett volunteer fire departments responded to a report of a structure fire at 217 Beech Road in Ovett.
Upon arrival of the first responding units, there was heavy fire through the roof on the rear of the single family home. After an aggressive interior attack, firefighters contained the fire in the kitchen area of the home and the attic space above it. Thanks to their quick response and hard work, firefighters saved the remainder of the home.
Moselle volunteer fire department also responded but was unable to reach the scene in a timely fashion due to the bridge closure on Ovett-Moselle Road.
One person was evaluated by first responders and Emserv Ambulance Service personnel.