Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue was dispatched at 8:14 p.m. on Sunday to a report of a two vehicle accident with injuries on Brown Drive in the Powers Community.
Photo: Kelsi Chancellor, Junior Firefighter, Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Powers Rescue 1, Powers Heavy Rescue, M&M Medical First Responders and Glade Rescue 1 responded to the scene. Upon arrival, firefighters advised that a Pontiac G6 and a Dodge Ram pickup had collided with the adult male driver of the Pontiac trapped in his vehicle and a female passenger in the pickup injured.
The driver of the pickup was extricated from the destroyed vehicle by Powers firefighters using hydraulic rescue tools and both he and the passenger in the pickup transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the crash scene which closed Brown Drive for over an hour. A third passenger vehicle which was parked in front of a house was involved in the accident as well.
The adult male driver of the pickup and a male child were evaluated at the scene but declined transport to the hospital.
Firefighters save adjoining shop, other camper trailers
A raging fire destroyed two goose-neck camper trailers, a Chevrolet extended cab pickup and a storage building at 1520 Hwy. 15 South in the Glade Community on Thursday morning. Volunteer fire units from Glade, M&M and Powers were dispatched to the call at 2:58 a.m. and responded with three fire engines, two fire tankers and two rescue trucks. Firefighters initially feared that a man might be trapped in one of the burning campers; however, it was later determined that he was out of town. Firefighters were able to save an adjoining shop building housing industrial equipment and tools and at least two other camper trailers that would have been exposed to the fire had the shop burned.
Volunteer fire units were on the scene until 4:30 a.m. conducting fire suppression, search and overhaul operations. There were no injuries reported to any firefighters on the scene. The temperature at the time of the fire was 18 degrees leading to firefighters turnout gear, helmets and self-contained breathing apparatus which got wet during the fire attack to freeze over. In addition, water used during the fire attack quickly froze on the ground creating a virtual ice skating rink in areas around the fire scene. Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, Jones County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Chris Livingston and a unit from Dixie Electric Power Association also responded to the scene. Damage to the campers, pickup and building will be in the thousands of dollars.
Volunteer firefighters from Glade, M&M and Powers spent the first day of the new year early Saturday afternoon battling a house fire on Dairy Road at the intersection of Old Hwy. 15 South in the Glade Community. Glade Engine 1 was the first fire truck on the scene and reported heavy smoke with flames visible in the attic of the single story wood frame home with a metal roof. Firefighters from all three departments initiated an aggressive fire attack including making entry into the attic from an adjoining roof and through an interior attic ladder
The fire was quickly extinguished with moderate to severe fire damage in the attic and water damage in the rooms below. The home was reportedly unoccupied although every room in the home had furniture and accessories in place. The name of the owner was not immediately available. Three fire engines, two tankers and two rescue units responded to the scene staffed by over twenty volunteer firefighters and were on the scene for nearly two hours conducting fire suppression, salvage and overhaul operations. Units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene along with Dixie Electric Power Association. No cause of the fire in the home was immediately determined.
An early morning house fire at the home of Don and Sylvia Reeves at #21 Powers Drive in the Powers Community kept firefighters busy saving the burning home and contents.
Volunteer fire units from Powers, M&M and Glade along with Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna were dispatched at 4:35 a.m. and responded with two fire engines, three tankers and one rescue truck. The homeowners awoke to smoke in the house and discovered fire in the wall and attic adjacent to the fireplace. Mr. Reeves deployed and used a fire extinguisher in an attempt to put out the fire; however, the flames had reached the attic and were spreading rapidly.
Powers Engine 1 was the first fire truck on the scene, which was less than 1/4 mile from the fire station, and firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack after ensuring that the residents had escaped the burning home.
Sections of the wall and ceiling had to be taken down to reach the fire and firefighters were forced to cut a hole in the ceiling with a chainsaw so firefighters could enter the burning attic and extinguish hot spots. Firefighters had to take their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) off and push them up through the hole in the ceiling while still connected to the air supply then crawl through the hole in the ceiling and drag their SCBA’s along with them while advancing a fire hose in the attic space.
Due to the efforts of nearly twenty volunteer firefighters who responded from all three volunteer fire departments, the home and a vast majority of the contents were saved. The cause of the fire was undetermined; however, heavy fire damage near an electrical air conditioning outlet suggested that the fire may have begun near that point. In addition to fire units, Dixie Electric Power Association and Centerpoint Energy responded to the scene to disconnect utilities.
This was the fourth structure fire response in the past twenty-four hours in Fire District 4 including a storage barn fire on Martin Drive in Glade, a building fire at NEJ Middle School in Powers and an electrical fire at #40 Billbrew Road in Powers. Firefighters from District 4 also responded to three brush fire calls in District 4 in the same time span.
Volunteer fire units from Glade, M&M and Powers were dispatched at 3:58 a.m. on Wednesday to a report of a storage barn on fire at the home of Chris Landrum at #3 Martin Drive in the Glade Community.
Glade Engine 1 was the first fire truck on the scene with Powers Engine 1 and Tanker 1 and M&M Engine 1 arriving in quick succession and advised that a 40′ x 30′ storage barn was fully involved in fire with flames extending to a Dodge Caravan and a Ford Ranger pickup truck.
Firefighters from all three departments initiated a fire attack and were quickly able to bring the fire under control; however, the storage barn and contents are considered a total loss. Damage to the two vehicles was also extensive. No cause of the fire was immediately determined at the scene.
An adult female driver of a passenger car was killed in a one vehicle accident on Luther Hill Road in the Glade Community just after midnight on Saturday.
The name of the driver has not been released yet.
Glade Volunteer Fire & Rescue was initially dispatched to the wreck with entrapment and requested Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue to respond as well.
Firefighters from Glade performed vehicle stabilization and extrication; however, the driver was declared deceased at the scene.
Glade Rescue 1 and Engine 1, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna and Powers Heavy Rescue responded to the scene.
Units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, EMServ Ambulance Service and the Jones County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene as well. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene on a rollback wrecker.
An adult male driver of a Kia passenger car suffered what appeared to be serious injuries in an accident on Township Road in the Glade Community on Monday evening.
The vehicle left the roadway near the 500 block of Township Road in a sharp curve striking large tree stumps and a dead tree before coming to rest in the edge of the woods. Volunteer firefighters and Medical First Responders from Glade Volunteer Fire & Rescue responded with Glade Rescue 1 and Engine 1 to the scene immediately as they were in their regular monthly meeting at the fire station which is less than two miles away.
The driver of the vehicle was extricated and transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
Two units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department along with Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna also responded to the crash scene which closed the roadway to one lane of traffic for over thirty minutes.
An adult female driver of a PT Cruiser reportedly lost consciousness on Monday on Tom Windham Road in the Glade Community before crashing through a fence and hitting a tree which forced the vehicle sideways causing it to nearly strike a mobile home.
The driver suffered undisclosed injuries and was transported by EMServ Ambulance Service to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Volunteer fire and rescue units including Medical First Responders from Glade, M&M and Powers responded to the accident scene along with a unit from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.
The vehicle sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene on a rollback wrecker.
Two Jones County men are fortunate to be alive following a devastating mobile home fire. The fire was called in at 4:30am Friday morning. Glade, M&M and Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue departments all responded to the burning mobile home located at 48 L.L. Strickland Road off of Township Road in the Glade Community.
Glade was the first department on scene and advised the home was fully involved in fire and confirmed information from 911 dispatchers that both of the residents had escaped the fire.
Firefighters initiated an aggressive exterior attack including protecting a nearby residential propane tank and storage building; however, the mobile home is considered to be a total loss.
One of the residents of the rented mobile home, James Vest, advised that he awoke coughing and realized the home was on fire. He attempted to throw a blanket on an area near a bedroom which was ablaze, but suffered slight burns to one arm and singed hair in the effort. He and the other male resident then escaped the fire and called 911.
Mr. Vest advised that the mobile home had two smoke detectors, but did not hear them alarm and was unsure if they were functional. Three fire engines, three fire tankers and one rescue unit responded to the fire along with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and Dixie Electric Power Association.
Both residents declined medical treatment at the scene and the American Red Cross was contacted to provide emergency assistance to the men who lost all of their personal belongings in the fire. Firefighters were on the scene until 6:19 a.m. conducting fire suppression, salvage and overhaul operations.
A vehicle fire at #390 Lower Myrick Road which was dispatched at 10:26 a.m. on Saturday sent volunteer fire units from Glade and Powers to the scene to extinguish the fire. A
ccording to reports from the scene a 1995 Buick Roadmaster was discovered with flames pouring from the engine compartment and threatening a nearby camper trailer. Firefighters arrived on the scene and were able to quickly bring the fire under control but not before the vehicle suffered extensive damage.
Several volunteer firefighters from various county departments were undergoing Firefighter 2 training at the Glade VFD station when the call came in and responded with Glade to assist in the fire attack.
Fire units were on the scene until 11:00 a.m. conducting fire suppression efforts.