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Jones Co. Fire Coordinator: "Please do not burn" until we get rain

Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna checks on fire conditions across Mississippi Wednesday. Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna checks on fire conditions across Mississippi Wednesday.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County residents are being urged not to burn anything outdoors until the area gets some rain.  County fire officials said continued dry conditions have made it too dangerous to start any type of controlled burn. 

In the last 24 hours, Jones County volunteer firefighters have responded to more than a dozen out-of-control brush fires. One of those injured a resident in the Calhoun Community Wednesday morning. And Wednesday afternoon, a mobile home in the Glade Community was damaged when a trash fire got out of hand.

"The advice that we want to get out there right now is that please do not burn over the next several days, the next week, perhaps," said Dan McKenna, Jones County fire coordinator. "You don't want to end up losing your property. Tomorrow, there's a front coming through, it's going to have 10 to 15 mile an hour winds, low humidity, gusts up to 20 miles per hour," he said.  

Mckenna also said a small building in the Rustin Community was destroyed by an out-of-control brush fire Wednesday. 

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