Ocean Springs first responders helps family after fire

On August 11th in Ocean Springs, a stove fire ruined what was supposed to be a good meal for a mother and her four kids.

After the Ocean Springs fire and police department arrived on scene to assist with the fire, they noticed that Natalie Baylis and her four children would be left without dinner.

Ocean Springs police officers took it upon themselves to buy the family a pizza from Little Caesars. In the meantime, the firefighters made some phone calls that led to the Lowes’ in Gautier donating a new stove to the family. Ocean Springs Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Heath said, “When I arrived on scene, I noticed her kids and she was sitting out in the driveway, kind of a bad feeling just set in. After our initial fire attack, I had one of my officers come out and tell me that the stove in her house was completely ruined. So I went up and talked to her and she explained to me that she was going through some hard times and that money was tight, trying to take care of her kids and that is when I knew I needed to step in and help.”

Baylis made a comment to WXXV today thanking the first responders that were involved. “I’ve always taught my kids to be appreciative and respectful of law enforcement and firefighters. They went above and beyond by buying pizza before they even talked to anyone. They reinforced in my kids that they are good people doing good things on top of the job they do daily.”

No one was injured in the fire and Baylis and her children are safe.

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