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.
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.
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.
A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy. 84 East and Magnolia Road on Friday at 4:47 p.m. sent seven victims to the hospital for treatment of injuries. According to reports from the scene, a Nissan Quest van headed eastbound on Hwy. 84 East and a Mercury Mountaineer crossing over Hwy. 84 from Magnolia Road to Hwy. 184 collided. Six of the occupants in the two vehicles including an infant and a young child were transported by EMServ Ambulance Service and a seventh victim by private vehicle to South Central Regional Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. Emergency services units responding to the accident included Powers Volunteer Fire & Rescue Engine 1, Rescue 1 and Heavy Rescue, M&M Volunteer Fire & Rescue Engine 1 and Rescue 1, Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna, three ambulances and a command unit from EMServ Ambulance Service, two units from the Mississippi Highway Patrol and multiple units from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.
One lane of Hwy. 84 East was closed for nearly two hours as rescue, accident investigation and vehicle recovery operations were conducted. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene. Powers Asst. Fire Chief Brent Broadway served as Incident Commander during the fire department response to the accident. The intersection of Hwy. 84 East and Magnolia Road has been the site of dozens of serious accidents over the past several years and was recently selected as the most dangerous intersection in Jones County by emergency responders.