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Smoke from Moss Point wildfire could still make driving dangerous

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MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

Smoke from a massive wildfire in Moss Point may continue to cause trouble for drivers Sunday.

State and Jackson County authorities spent hours Saturday dealing with the fire that consumed more than 100 acres along the Escatawpa River, east of Highway 63.

According to the Mississippi Forestry Commission, firefighters were sent to the scene just after noon Saturday. Crews from the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the Sandhill Crane Wildlife Refuge were both working the fire, which they say is mostly contained.

Most of the impacted area is marshland, which the Sandhill Crane Refuge is better equipped to handle.

Officials are warning drivers to be cautious on Highway 90, Highway 63 and I-10 until the smoke completely clears.

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