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1,300 acre prescribed burn billowing smoke in Harrison Co.

District fire management officer Jay Boykin said the burn will cover about 1,300 acres. (Photo source: WLOX) District fire management officer Jay Boykin said the burn will cover about 1,300 acres. (Photo source: WLOX)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a prescribed burn today close to the White Plains community near the Harrison County and Jackson County line.

District fire management officer Jay Boykin said the burn will cover about 1,300 acres, and ground crews and a helicopter were used to ignite the flames.

Boykin said the burn is located near CC Rd. and Forest Service road 444. Smoke will be visible from Old Biloxi Rd. and Hwy. 15.

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