Fire destroys Monroe County home

Firefighters say kids playing with fireworks led to a home in Monroe County going up in flames Sunday afternoon.

Posted: Jan 21, 2018 11:15 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2018 11:37 PM

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Firefighters say kids playing with fireworks led to a home in Monroe County going up in flames Sunday afternoon.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. on Highway 278 between Amory and Greenwood Springs.

Fire destroys a home between Amory and Greenwood Springs (Craig Ford)

Becker-Athens Fire Chief Doug Buchanan says the fireworks caught a bale of hay on fire and the flames spread to the home.

No one was living in the home at the time, so no one was injured.

Firefighters from Amory, Cason, Hatley, Rural Hill, Sipsey River and Splunge responded to the fire call along with Becker-Athens.

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