Residential fires in Nicholson, Talmo and Commerce are among those reported last week.
On Thursday night, at just after 10 p.m., a home fire was reported at 2998 Hwy. 441 South, just outside of Nicholson. Fire units from Nicholson, Commerce and the Jackson County Correctional Institute fire departments were dispatched to the structure fire. Upon arrival, they found a residential two-story home with heavy smoke showing.
The fire was quickly contained and damage was limited to three rooms with smoke damage through out the structure. The damage is listed as moderate, according to the fire report.
No one was home at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire appears electrical which started under the house, according to fire officials.
On Friday, at 2 a.m., fire units from North Jackson, Plainview and the Jackson County Correctional Institute fire departments responded to 1082 Martin Road, Talmo, on a reported residential fire. Upon arrival, units found a doublewide mobile home fully involved with fire. The structure was reported as vacant and is now listed as totally destroyed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the North Jackson Fire Department, according to Chip McEver Fire Chief. No injuries were reported.
On Saturday, just after 3 p.m., fire units from Nicholson, Commerce, and the Jackson County Correctional Institute fire departments responded to 61 Swain Rd, Commerce, on a reported residential fire. Upon arrival, units found a single story residence with heavy smoke showing. The fire was contained to the kitchen and the attic area with heavy damage to the residence.
The family was home at the time of the fire and Red Cross was requested for assistance. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was determined to have originated in the kitchen on or near the stove.
Ila Fire Department assisted with water as no hydrants are in this area.