De Soto Ranger District:  Controlled burns taking place in Perry, Harrison Counties

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

De Soto Ranger District is planning 2 prescribed burns for today.

Burn unit 6352 will be 400 acres in Harrison  county.  It will be located along North CarrBridge Road and Blackwell Farm Road.  Smoke will be visible from Hwy 15.  We will be utilizing ground crews/firefighters.  Please use caution along these roads.

Another prescribed burn, unit 15527, will be 1600 acres near Erambert Seed Orchard, in Perry County.  This burn will be along Hwy 29 and Patterson road.  Roads 352 and 388B may be closed for a period of time today.  Smoke will be visible from Hwy 29 and the Benndale Road.  We will be utilizing ground crews/firefighters and a helicopter to accomplish the burn.