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UPDATE: Gautier woods fire contained

Chief Michael Belton with the Central Jackson County Fire Dept., in a fire line as multiple agencies work to contain the woods fire in Gautier.  (Photo source: WLOX) Chief Michael Belton with the Central Jackson County Fire Dept., in a fire line as multiple agencies work to contain the woods fire in Gautier. (Photo source: WLOX)
A huge woods fire in Gautier was threatening homes between the Riverside subdivision and Timberland Lane. (Photo source: Cathy Johnson) A huge woods fire in Gautier was threatening homes between the Riverside subdivision and Timberland Lane. (Photo source: Cathy Johnson)
Pictures taken from the roof of a two story house show just how close the flames were to the homes. (Photo source: Cathy Johnson) Pictures taken from the roof of a two story house show just how close the flames were to the homes. (Photo source: Cathy Johnson)
The Gautier Fire Department is being assisted by units from the Jackson County Fire Department, and the Forestry Service. Gautier Police are also on the scene. (Photo source: WLOX) The Gautier Fire Department is being assisted by units from the Jackson County Fire Department, and the Forestry Service. Gautier Police are also on the scene. (Photo source: WLOX)
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -

A huge woods fire in Gautier is now contained. Just hours earlier, the flames were threatening homes between the Riverside subdivision and Timberland Lane. A resident in the area told WLOX News Now that people were evacuating their homes. 

Pictures taken from the roof of a two story house show just how close the flames got to the homes in this heavily residential area, just north of Interstate 10, off Martin Bluff Road. 

The Gautier Fire Department was assisted by units from the Jackson County Fire Department, and the Forestry Service. Gautier Police were also on the scene, and had to close Martin Bluff Road to traffic for a brief time. That road is now back open.

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