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Fires spread throughout southern Forrest County

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Forestry officials and volunteer firemen are battling several brush fires at this hour in south Forrest County.

Officials first reported the fires just after 2 p.m., and the blaze has now spread to three or four locations within a 4-mile radius between the Rock Hill and Carnes communities.

The hot spots have jumped Old Highway 13 at several of locations; helicopters and planes are flying over the area to survey the situation.

Emergency crews and equipment have been moved around in an attempt to protect nearby homes.

So far, the fires have been contained to forest and brush and no structures have caught fire.

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