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Firemen battling two woods fires

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Harrison County Firemen are battling two blazes. A 40 to 50 acre blaze ignited around noon Saturday on County Farm Road near Gulf Haven Road and Heroes Way, according to Harrison County Fire Marshall Pat Sullivan.

Sullivan said some nearby homes were temporarily in danger, but firemen believe the threat is under control.

Meanwhile, authorities were battling a separate blaze on Highway 53 near Herman Ladner Road that started Saturday afternoon.

Mississippi Forestry Commission is aiding with that fire. Sullivan said fortunately no one has been injured in either blaze.

Sullivan also advises using extreme caution while traveling in these areas, especially overnight because the visibility will be reduced. 

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