JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson firefighters responded to a noontime blaze Saturday.
Smoke and flames were leaping out of the home at 2673 Emerald Drive that's off McDowell Road in south Jackson. But fire crews snuffed out the flames quickly.
No one was inside and no one was injured. The house is vacant but still has a meter on it.
Neighbors say a family moved out recently and now children go in and out of the house to smoke and party.
"Number 1 parents not doing what they should, controlling their kids. They should control their kids because it's a nice decent area. But children make it bad," said neighbor Aaron Norwood.
An arson unit was called in. The cause of the fire is under investigation.