Harrison County fire officials investigating woods fire

Harrison County Fire Rescue, along with the US Forest Service firefighters, responded to a large wooded area for a fire that is believed to have been set.

Fire crews kept the fire from spreading to nearby homes. No injuries were reported and the arson fire is under investigation. Chief Sullivan said, “But this is a fire we believe is arson, there is no question. We do not believe it was accidental, there was no reason, the weather was not a factor in this. As soon as someone sees smoke in an area that shouldn’t have smoke — there is no reason for smoke in that area — they need to call so we can get out on the scene quickly, get out on the scene and get these fires contained.”

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