Early morning fires damage Laurel restaurant, mobile home

Mr. T's Dairy Bar
Mr. T's Dairy Bar(WDAM)
Published: Feb. 14, 2022 at 9:42 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 14, 2022 at 9:46 AM CST
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JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Two structure fires started Valentine’s Day off in Jones County.

The first call came shortly after 4:30 a.m. for the Ovett Volunteer Fire Department at 20 County Line Road in Forrest County, who requested mutual aid for the Richton VFD.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a double-wide mobile home completely engulfed in flames.

The home sustained major damage, but no injuries were reported.

Around 4:50 a.m., a second fire was reported to the Calhoun VFD on Highway 84 West at 15 Buckelew Road.

Firefighters found Mr. T’s Dairy Bar partially engulfed in flames.

Mr. T’s Dairy Bar
Mr. T’s Dairy Bar(Jones County Fire Council)

Firefighters battled the blaze for more than three hours. In the end, the structure suffered massive damage.

Pleasant Ridge, Hebron, Soso, Shady Grove, Sharon, and Powers volunteer fire departments and Laurel Fire Department responded to the scene to assist. No injuries were reported.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department will be investigating the fire.

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