De Soto Ranger District holding more prescribed burns.

(The following is a press release from National Forests in Mississippi.)


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 6355 will be 1300 acres in northwest Jackson county, near the Larue community.  It will be located on Beaver Pond Road (also known as Larue-Dantzler, or Forest Service 404).  Forest Service roads 404C and 404H may be closed for a period of time today.  Smoke will be visible from East Wire road, Larue road, Old Biloxi road, and Hwy 15.

Another prescribed burn, unit 15527, will be 909 acres near the Janice community, in Perry County.  This burn will be along the Snider Road and Hwy. 29 at Cypress Creek.  Forest service Road 362 may be closed for a period of time today.