490-acre brush fire in Jackson County now contained, Mississippi Forestry Commission says

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WXXV) — A large wildfire that started Monday in Jackson County is now under control.

The Mississippi Forestry Commission says a 490-acre brush fire near Highway 90 has been fully contained.

State wildland firefighters, volunteer firefighters, and crews from the Jackson County Fire Department responded to and contained the fire.

On Monday, the Mississippi Forestry Commission posted aerial drone video footage from scene.

https://www.facebook.com/MSForestryComm/videos/229488281466827/

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials suspect that a downed power line may have been what ignited the blaze.

A statewide burn ban continues to stay in effect in order “to relieve the strain on first responders and limit the amount of smoke in the air during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

https://www.mfc.ms.gov/sites/default/files/April_2020_Statewide_Burn_Ban.pdf

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