Ellisville interstate fire

By Karrie Leggett – email | bio

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Fires continue to spread across Jones County due to dry conditions.

A grass fire spread along Interstate 59 at the Ellisville exit  this afternoon.

Ellisville Fire Department, South Jones Volunteer Fire Department and Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze which burned one acre of land.

Ellisville fire chief, Ronnie McGillberry says the fire was most likely started by a driver throwing a cigarette out of the window.