Woods fire near Long Beach is contained

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - A team of firefighters from Harrison County, Long Beach, and the Mississippi Forestry Commission battled a late night fire along Beatline Road, near Lovers Lane.

WLOX.com talked with Harrison County Fire Marshal Pat Sullivan this morning.  He told us that inside the area that burned was a large debris pile filled with logs.  Because that caught on fire, rescue teams had two battles - contain the woods fire, and extinguish the flames ripping through the debris.

The fire ignited a little after 10:00 Friday night.  The flames were gone about three hours later, though Sullivan expects the charred brush in that area to smolder for much of today.

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