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3 On Your Side Exclusive: Woman describes seeing her neighbor's house go up in flames

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A fire in Jackson Sunday morning consumed a home and put a firefighter in the hospital.

"I saw it inside, it was just blazing," said Mary Brooks, the woman who dialed 911. "And when I came back out, it had done spread, the whole front, it was just all up in smoke." 

Mary Brooks takes a look outside every morning around 6:30. She waves hello to the neighbors and sees what's going on. Sunday, her neighbor's waves were much more frantic.

 "I heard her hollering, 'Help, somebody help, somebody help!' So I knocked on the door to see what was going on," added Brooks. "It was her. And I asked, was she alright? And she said 'No, call the fire department!.' [So] I got the phone and told them my neighbor's house was on fire."

Division Fire Chief Cleotha Sanders says his crews responded when an accidental electrical fire engulfed a home in flames.

"Gloria Jean, she's been living there pretty much my whole life," said Sharondra Hawkins, who lives directly across the street from the burned home. I don't really know her that well, but it's pretty sad because the whole house is gone." 

It took almost two hours for firefighters to stop the blaze from sparking up.

"And she was running, she was going back toward the house. And everybody was hollering, 'No, don't go back! Don't go back!'" explained Brooks.

While fighting the fire, the roof collapsed over one of the firemen. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be completely okay.

The homeowner was able to get outside before the fire spread and wasn't injured, a huge relief to her neighbors.

"I asked if she was okay already, and I don't think she was hurt or anything. She got out pretty okay," added Hawkins.

 "See would she be alright, and see if I'd see her again. And tell her I'll holler at her later on," added Brooks.

JFD Investigators are still working to find out what caused the electrical fire to spark up.

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