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Forrest County

Farm work leads to large grass fire

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A little job on the farm turned into a lot of work for volunteer firefighters in south Forrest County this afternoon. A spark from a blowtorch ignited a large grass fire on farmland on Willie Hill Road in the Carnes community late this morning.

A relative of the landowner had been using the torch to dismantle some old farm equipment. Firefighters from Carnes, Brooklyn and McLaurin responded.

Nearly 30 acres were burned, but no one was injured.

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