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Blaze guts home; station chief hospitalized
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jul 17, 2014 | 1366 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The home on Ridgecrest Place had flames showing from the front and rear and both sides as the blaze traveled through the attic and roof.
The home on Ridgecrest Place had flames showing from the front and rear and both sides as the blaze traveled through the attic and roof.
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A fire broke out in the kitchen of the home of Pete and Beth Coon on Ridgecrest Place about 2  p.m. Friday afternoon and it took firefighters more than two hours to get the blaze under control. The family had left that morning to go out of town and no one was at home at the time of the fire.
A fire broke out in the kitchen of the home of Pete and Beth Coon on Ridgecrest Place about 2 p.m. Friday afternoon and it took firefighters more than two hours to get the blaze under control. The family had left that morning to go out of town and no one was at home at the time of the fire.
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A fire that started in the kitchen of a home just outside of the city limits of Gray Friday took more than two hours to get under control.

Jones County Fire Chief Don Graham said the July 11 fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Firefighters responded to the call at 135 Ridgecrest Place to find a large single story brick dwelling with heavy fire coming out of the roof.

The chief said neither homeowners Pete and Beth Coon, nor their children, were at home when the fire broke out. He said a neighbor saw the smoke coming from the house and called 911 to alert the fire department.

Graham said the first engine company arrived at the scene within two minutes of being dispatched and found the blaze had consumed the entire attic area and kitchen.

Jones County and the City of Gray volunteer firefighters battled the blaze together.

Neighbor Alan Childs said he saw the daughter’s car at the house, and he and a friend attempted to get inside to get her out. Before he could get through the door, he was informed she was gone with her parents.

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