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Smoke from Harrison Co. wildfire creating major visibility issues on I-10

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HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Officials with the Mississippi Forestry Commission tell WLOX News smoke from a wildfire in Harrison County is creating some major visibility issues for motorists on Interstate 10.

Maj. Meacham Harlow, Public Information Officer for the forestry commission, tells us the fire sparked around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the area of Highway 67 at the Harrison/Jackson County line.

She said fire crews have been working to contain the blaze all day.

Harlow said while the fire is mostly contained and no structures are at risk, fire officials expect limited visibility to remain a major problem throughout the night.

Officials tell us Mississippi Department of Transportation crews will be putting out signs in the area to remind drivers to slow down and be cautious in low visibility areas.

We will continue to keep you updated on this developing story on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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