Outbreak of fires keep Pine Belt firefighters busy Sunday

By Jeff Daley jdaley@wdam.com

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Brush fires kept volunteer firefighters extremely busy throughout the day Sunday.

Lamar County volunteers responded to at least four. Jones County to more than five. Three of the fires in Jones County burned significant acreage.

Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna said the dry, windy conditions are leading to the rash of fires.

Neither Jones County or Lamar has a burn ban in place, but that could change if the unfavorable conditions prevail.

Both counties fire coordinators are urging the public not to burn if at all possible.

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