Posted: Tuesday, March 1st 2011 at 5:20pm
Jackson County firefighters have busy weekend
By Marc Eggers Staff
JEFFERSON - It was a busy weekend for Jackson County firefighters as two separate fires occurred within hours of each other.
According to Jackson County EMS Director Steve Nichols, units from North Jackson, Plainview and the Jackson County Fire Departments responded to 3015 Old State Road, Talmo, on a reported structure fire around 10 p.m. Saturday.
Nichols said upon arrival, they found a two story wood frame house with heavy smoke showing from the residence. He said the fire was extinguished, and no injuries were reported.
The owners were not home at the time of the fire and North Jackson Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall's Office are investigating the cause and origin of the fire, according to authorities.
Less than three hours after leaving that incident, shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, units from Commerce, Nicholson and Jackson County fire departments responded to 1105 Old Airport Road near Commerce on a reported structure fire.
Upon arrival at that location, Nichols said firefighters found a single-story residence with fire showing from about 50 percent of the structure.
He said the fire was extinguished by 5 a.m. by the fire crews on scene; no injuries were reported.
Nichols said the family was home at the time of the incident, but they escaped without injuries. The Red Cross was requested to the scene and responded for assistance to the family.
The residence was listed as heavily damaged, and the cause is under investigation by the Commerce Fire Department.
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