Video: Lowndes County Family Loses Home in Devastating Fire
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — The smoke could be seen from miles around as firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed everything a Lowndes County family owns.
District 2 volunteer firefighters answered the call just before 8 a.m. Friday at the home of Margaret Blevins and her daughter on Ridge Road off Highway 45 in northern Lowndes County.
The daughter had dropped her elderly mother off in Columbus and just arrived at work in Starkville when she was called by relatives who had reported the fire.
When District 2 Assistant Chief Andy Grant arrived, flames and heavy smoke were coming from the rear of the home. Firefighters initially attempted an interior assault, but because the house had been added to several times, that proved difficult.
A metal roof also forced flames to run throughout the house.
The family did not have insurance.