Ocean Springs brush fire contained, still smoldering as crews monitor hot spots

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WXXV) — A brush fire that began Tuesday in Ocean Springs is under control and mostly out, but smoke continues to linger.

The Ocean Springs Fire Department first responded to the reported brush fire north of Cabana Boulevard at around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the fire department, the weather conditions and dense vegetation helped the fire quickly travel northwest, eventually reaching the area of Riley Road and Old CCC Camp Road. The fire impacted areas near Gibson Road, Madison Place, and Holiday Drive as well.

Several agencies worked together with the Ocean Springs Fire Department, including the following:

  • Jackson County Fire District
  • Jackson County Office of Emergency Services
  • Northwest Fire Department
  • Central Fire Department
  • Escatawpa Fire Department
  • Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
  • Mississippi Forestry Commission
  • Ocean Springs Police Department

No structures reported damage due to the fire as crews worked quickly to contain the blaze. Most importantly, nobody was injured.

The Ocean Springs Fire Department said, “This outcome was only possible due to the fact that all agencies involved came together, worked hand in hand seamlessly and professionally. This incident is currently under investigation.”

Officials say that there will be smoke remaining in the area throughout the day Wednesday. Residents in the area are asked to be vigilant and report any open flame that appears to be outside the fire lines or impacting unburned vegetation that was not impacted in Tuesday’s fire.

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