Jones County Homestead Destroyed - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Jones County Homestead Destroyed

Posted: Updated:

JONES COUNTY, Miss. - An old family homestead in Southwest Jones County is destroyed beyond recognition and the owner is picking up the pieces.

Several fire units near Southern Jones County responded to a fully involved structure fire Wednesday afternoon.

The home is owned by a woman named Jessie Hamric.

Hamric says she turned off the heater in the front room and went into the kitchen, she then heard a popping noise and saw flames.

Firefighters say extinguishing the fire took nearly three hours, and additional water support was needed.

The 1933 home built by Hamric's father, was made of heart pine causing it to burn rapidly.

The home is deemed a total loss.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    MSU Offense, Defense Pose Challenges For Southern Miss; USM Basketball Releases Schedule

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:32:33 GMT
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
    With USM's in-state clash with Mississippi State just four days away, the challenges associated with facing an SEC opponent on the road are becoming more and more evident. On offense MSU is led by junior quarterback Dak Prescott, who is the epitome of a dual threat signal caller. The Bulldogs then return a defense that ranked No. 18 in the nation in yards per game a year ago. Considering Nick Mullens is starting just his seventh game under center for Southern Miss, the Golden Eagles can expec...
  • Couple plunge to death while taking 'selfie' as their children watch in horror

    Couple plunge to death while taking 'selfie' as their children watch in horror

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:02:44 GMT
    An image from Stillman Leaders Twitter feed showing some folks at the cliffs last summer.An image from Stillman Leaders Twitter feed showing some folks at the cliffs last summer.
    A couple 'taking a selfie' on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, western Portugal.
    A couple 'taking a selfie' on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.. The Polish couple died after falling from the rocky edge in Cabo da Roca, western Portugal.
  • Local Blood Shortage

    Local Blood Shortage

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:57:57 GMT
    Local Blood ShortageLocal Blood Shortage
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - According to United Blood Services 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but less than three percent actually donate."There is no substitute for blood, we can substitute a lot of things, but blood has to come from our area residents that care enough to give the gift of life," Senior Donor Recruiter, Beverly Clark said.Now the blood bank that services Forrest General Hospital and Wesley Medical Center has a declining supply of type O blood."When there's an ac...
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - According to United Blood Services 38 percent of Americans are eligible to give blood, but less than three percent actually donate."There is no substitute for blood, we can substitute a lot of things, but blood has to come from our area residents that care enough to give the gift of life," Senior Donor Recruiter, Beverly Clark said.Now the blood bank that services Forrest General Hospital and Wesley Medical Center has a declining supply of type O blood."When there's an ac...
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.