Wildfire on Old Fort Bayou Road

At approximately 2:30 this afternoon, Northwest Jackson County Fire Department arrived on the scene of a wildfire that was located on the 4700 block of Old Fort Bayou Road.
Officials say when they got to the scene they found 40 to 50 acres up in flames and it was wildfire like conditions.
Brush fire trucks were dispatched immediately to contain the blaze, along with Mississippi Forestry’s bulldozer and Sand Hill Crane. The Acadian ambulance was on standby.
By 5:30 the flames were under control. No residents were evacuated and there was no structural damage. Assistant Chief Frank Duke said, “There were no houses damaged. We did not have to mandatory evacuate anyone. We did, at one point, have to close Old Fort Bayou Road from Rose Farm to Lancaster due to the smoke in the area. People should know that there will be a lot of smoke in the area throughout the evening and possibly early morning hours throughout the day tomorrow.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Mississippi Forestry Commission.

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