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Controlled burns take place near Maxie, on the coast

(The following is a press release from the National Forests in Mississippi's De Soto Ranger District.)


De Soto Ranger District is planning 2 prescribed burns for today.  We will be utilizing ground crews/firefighters and helicopters to accomplish both burns.  

Burn unit 1361 will be 700 acres in Harrison county, near Success community and the Harrison Experimental Forest.  It will be located on Forest Service Road H1.  This road may be closed for a period of time today.  Smoke will be visible from Blackwell Farm Road, Bethel Road, and old Hwy 67 (167).

Another prescribed burn, unit 15312, will be 855 acres near Maxie, in the SW corner of Perry County.  This burn will be along the Ashe Nursery road and Tower Road.  Forest service Road 308-O may be closed for a period of time today.  Smoke may be visible from the Bond Road, New York Road, and Hwy 29.

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