Alcorn County battles nearly 200 acre wildfire
Wildfire season continues across Mississippi and this is not immune to the fires. ALcorn County recently had a 178 acre wildfire break loose according to www.alcornnews.com.
The MFC has urged residents to not participate in outdoor burning as of late.
These counties are currently under a burn ban:
- Feb. 28 for Pike, Smith and Yazoo counties
- March 7 for Panola and Warren counties
- March 14 for Adams County
- March 15 for Claiborne, Jasper and Rankin counties
In Alcorn County, the state fought a wildfire recently and issued the following:
#MSforestry Commission Wildland firefighters often fight #wildfires on treacherous terrain. This is a picture of a 178-acre fire in Alcorn County this week. The fire was located on Crum Mountain, at 725 feet.
Needless to say, it was a steep fight.
The hope is that the recent rainfall will ease some of the troubles as far as wildfires getting out of control.