Rescuers determined no people were inside burning house; home and contents a total loss.

NEMiss.News House fire at 13533 CR515, May 15, 2022
Fire claimed a home on CT515, but no injuries were reported. Photo courtesy NAFD.
May 15th, 2022     Featured News General News

 

Several public safety units were dispatched to a house fire on County Road 515 shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15.

The house at 1353 CR 515 was fully involved in fire when firemen arrived.

NEMiss.News CR515 fire May 15

Upon arrival, responders found the home fully involved. Photo courtesy of NAFD

At first there were reports of two people entrapped in the house. Rescue crews made entry through a window into the burning house and performed a dangerous operation called VES (vent enter search). No victims were located and the VES operation determined there were no persons in the house.

“What was forming to be a terrible day for responders ended with good news of no injuries and no fatalities,” said New Albany Fire Department (NAFD) Chief Mark Whiteside.

Volunteer fire departments from West Union, Myrtle, Pinedale and the NAFD’s Rescue One Unit responded to the scene. An ambulance and EMS crew from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County were on site as were officers of the Union Count Sheriff’s Department.

Unfortunately, the house and all of its contents were considered a total loss.

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