HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Part of a popular hiking trail will be closed Tuesday while U.S. Forest Service crews conduct a prescribed burn in the area.
District fire management officer Jay Boykin said crews will be burning 883 acres near the Stone County/Harrison County line in the area of Airey Tower Rd. and Rd. 440.
A section of the Tuxachanie hiking trail between the two roads will be closed. Boykin said Airey Lake and the Bigfoot Horse Camp could also close if smoke gets too thick.
Boykin said a north wind should make smoke visible to the south of the burn area.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will also be conducting a prescribed burn in the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. That burn is expected to cover 467 acres.