Fire near Harrison-Stone county line a controlled burn

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - If you see smoke and fire Thursday near the Harrison County-Stone County line, don't be alarmed.

At 11am, the U.S. Forest Service was set to start a prescribed burn north of Bethel Road and east of Airey Tower Road, which is about a mile south of the county line. Some 200 acres will be set on fire.

Forestry officials say the winds are out of the southwest today, so there shouldn't be any smoke impact along area roadways, and no fog is predicted for Thursday night or Friday morning.

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