Hancock County forest fire appears to be out - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Hancock County forest fire appears to be out

HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Reports from Hancock County this morning are the wildfire that ripped through west Hancock County this weekend appears to be out.

Fire crews from five Mississippi and Louisiana departments spent Saturday in the woods near the Ansley community trying to douse a forest fire.  Fire teams first arrived in Ansley around noon.  It appears to be the same location of a Friday fire.

WLOX.com has been told around 250 acres of brush have been torched by the fire.

West Hancock County Fire Chief Kim Jones said crews spent much of Saturday afternoon trying to keep the flames away from nearby residents.

"Luckily there have been no homes damaged what so ever," Jones told WLOX.com.  "We've had several homes threatened both yesterday and today. They guys are wearing down.  We've got AMR standing by to take care of them.  We've had several guys go down with a little heat exhaustion and a little smoke inhalation, but they've all returned back to fighting fire.

The Mississippi Forestry Commission is investigating a possible cause of the fire.

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Coast dancers in the spotlight at regional competition

    Coast dancers in the spotlight at regional competition

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:50 PM EST2018-02-25 03:50:33 GMT
    The Celebration Talent regional competition attracted almost 200 entries with multiple dancers throughout the region. (Photo source: WLOX)The Celebration Talent regional competition attracted almost 200 entries with multiple dancers throughout the region. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The Celebration Talent regional competition attracted almost 200 entries with multiple dancers throughout the region.The Celebration Talent regional competition attracted almost 200 entries with multiple dancers throughout the region.

    There was a dancing showcase Saturday as hundreds of young women put their talent in the spotlight. The Celebration Talent regional competition was held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

    More >>

    There was a dancing showcase Saturday as hundreds of young women put their talent in the spotlight. The Celebration Talent regional competition was held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

    More >>
  • Pedestrian hit in fatal Moss Point accident

    Pedestrian hit in fatal Moss Point accident

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-25 03:46:06 GMT
    Sheriff Mike Ezell has confirmed a pedestrian was hit. (Photo source: WLOX)Sheriff Mike Ezell has confirmed a pedestrian was hit. (Photo source: WLOX)

    WLOX just received reports of a fatal accident on Hwy 90 east in Moss Point. 

    More >>

    WLOX just received reports of a fatal accident on Hwy 90 east in Moss Point. 

    More >>
  • Teens say 'yes to the dress' at JABOS Prom Closet

    Teens say 'yes to the dress' at JABOS Prom Closet

    Saturday, February 24 2018 6:53 PM EST2018-02-24 23:53:56 GMT
    Hundreds of dresses were for sale at the prom closet (Source: WLOX)Hundreds of dresses were for sale at the prom closet (Source: WLOX)
    Hundreds of dresses were for sale at the prom closet (Source: WLOX)Hundreds of dresses were for sale at the prom closet (Source: WLOX)

    Hundreds of teenage girls showed up to find the perfect dress at the JABOS Prom Closet on Saturday.

    More >>

    Hundreds of teenage girls showed up to find the perfect dress at the JABOS Prom Closet on Saturday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly