Multiple agencies responded to wild fire in Ocean Springs Tuesday

Severe wild fires have been popping up around the Coast for the last several weeks. Yesterday in Ocean Springs a large brush fire erupted in a residential area.

The Ocean Springs Fire Department responded to a brush fire north of Cabana Boulevard around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

OSFD said due to the weather conditions and the dense vegetation, the fire quickly traveled northwest eventually reaching the area of Reilly Road and Old CCC Camp Road and impacting Gibson Road, Madison Place, and Holiday Drive.

The fire was so close to homes that one Ocean Springs residents told News 25 he took matters into his own hands and tried to put out the flames himself. Resident Bobby Etzold said, “It started turning towards the west and I live towards the west so I went back to my home and saw smoke and I could actually see the flames, even down that far where the fire has turned and did sort of a 90 degree turn and started heading towards me. So, I got my garden hose out and I knew it wouldn’t do much, but I did go to the rear of my lot and started wetting it down. It just made me feel better because I was doing something to try to prevent something that may be a hazard.”

Containing the fire was a huge group effort and multiple Jackson County agencies and departments teamed up to extinguish the flames.

The fire is still under investigation. If you have any information you are urged to contact the Ocean Springs Fire Department.

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