Wildfire Crosses State Lines
More than 4,000 acres of land have been destroyed by the Grand Bature wildfire which officials believe was man-made.
More than two dozen agencies, including the Alabama Forestry Commission, have been working to contain the fire since it broke out Thursday around 4 p.m. Businesses and RV campers near Bayou Heron Road in Moss Point have been evacuated as a safety precaution. Candice Stevenson, public affairs for Grand Bature fire, said, “We have about the same amount of resources today as we did yesterday. There were 61 personnel on the fire but there may be more coming in if we need it. We’ll just kind of see what this rain and the wind does today.”
Local firefighters and helicopters will continue to monitor the wildfire. Officials hope to fully contain the fire by Friday.