Metal from oxyacetylene torch starts a junkyard fire in Jones Co - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Metal from oxyacetylene torch starts a junkyard fire in Jones County.

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A junkyard fire caused a hazardous situation in Jones County Tuesday morning.

Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna said the fire was so bad it could be seen miles away.

He said seven volunteer fire units responded to Jarrell Recycling Junk Yard off of Moselle-Ovette Road.

McKenna said, the fire started from workers cutting metal from oxyacetylene torches.

He said, the fire separated rapidly through the yard but at least a third of the yard was saved.

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