Unrelated fires destroy 3 homes
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 AM
Separate fires over a five-day period destroyed two houses and a mobile home in the county. No one was at home at the time of each of the fires and no foul play was suspected, the authorities said.
The home of Clayson Lovern on Road 165 was destroyed in a Jan. 18 fire.
Arlington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Allen Tucker said when firefighters arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames.
"It had been on fire for quite some time," he said. "We were unable to save it."
No one was in the house at the time of the blaze.
Tucker said the fire apparently started in a nearby two-story shed.
Though Arlington was unable to save the structure, they were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread.
The second fire occurred on Jan. 19 shortly after midnight.
Linwood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Gerald Spears said that fire destroyed a house on Mississippi 15 south.
"It was a total loss," he said.
Fairview VFD provided assistance to Linwood.
Spears noted that despite firefighters attacking the blaze with 10,000 gallons of water, the structure could not be saved.
Owner Nancy Sellers was not there when the fire started, officials said.
The third fire occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 22 about 12:30 a.m. on Road 2642, said Myron Williams, a firefighter with East Neshoba Volunteer Fire Department.
The double-wide trailer was totally involved in fire when firefighters arrived.
Williams said the owner, Perry Gray, was not living in the structure at the time of the fire.
County fire investigator Ralph Sciple said none of the fires were suspicious in nature.