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Fire destroys Clinton home

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Courtesy of Jeanette Jarmon Courtesy of Jeanette Jarmon
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Crews from the Clinton Fire Department rushed out to a house fire early Friday morning. The good news is the fire didn't cause any injuries, but this isn't the first time homeowners will have to recoup from a disaster.

The home located at 601 Oakwood Drive in Clinton went up into flames around 2:00 a.m. It was under renovation and is now considered a complete loss.

Clinton resident Jeanette Jarmon took pictures of her neighbor's house as it became fully engulfed in flames.

"My mother is 89 she smelt smoke and she thought it was in the house, but she realized it wasn't in the halls so she looked out her window and the flames were already very high," said Jarmon.

No one was inside of the home when the fire started, but Jarmon said the family who lived here had just finished picking up the pieces from a previous disaster.

"They had damage from a tornado there on their house and had been re-modeling it and it had taken quite awhile and they were going to move in next week," said Jarmon.

Clinton Fire Chief Barry Burnside said it took he and his crews quite awhile to extinguish the flames.  

"The roof, the inner walls have all collapsed which made it kind of hard to extinguish this fire so we went basically to a defensive mode of attacking the fire," said Chief Burnside.

The City of Clinton's spokesperson said the homeowner was completing most of the renovations to his home himself. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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