Grand Bature wildfire now 90% contained

Grand Bature wildfire now 90% contained

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The wildfire that has scorched more than 4,200 acres of land in Jackson County and Mobile County, AL, is 90% contained as of Tuesday evening.

That update came from officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Officials said the nearly one inch of rain that fell on the burn area on Monday allowed about half of the fire crews to return home. The remaining crews are working to clean up and clear debris from roadways.

Bayou Heron Road has been reopened to residents.

Crews with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alabama Forestry Commission, Mississippi Forestry Commission, Jackson County Office of Emergency Services, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will continue working until the wildfire is fully contained.

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