A fire Sunday morning, July 15, heavily damaged a home in the Union community of Jones County.
At approximately 8:40 a.m. volunteer firefighters from Union, Moselle, Ellisville, Ovett and Johnson, along with firefighters from the City of Ellisville responded to the report of home on fire at 134 Kirkland Loop Road.
Union volunteer firefighters were the first to arrive on scene and found smoke coming from the roof ridge of the approximately 3,000 square feet home. As the volunteer firefighters reached the back of the home they could see flames through the window in the kitchen area. An interior attack was made through the back door and firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the kitchen area; preventing it from spreading to other parts of the home. However, the fire had reached the attic area primarily above the kitchen, but firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and kept them from spreading.
The homeowner, Skip Cameron, was not at home at the time of the fire and said he had left earlier in the morning at approximately 7:45 a.m.
The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation by Jones County Sheriff’s Department Fire Investigator Sgt. Scott Gable.
Firefighters remained on scene for approximately three hours conducting fire suppression and overhaul operations. No injuries were reported during the fire.
Also responding to the scene were EMServ ambulance service, FOMA (Fishers of Men in Action) from Magnolia Baptist Church who provided hydration for the firefighters, and Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna.