Prescribed burn planned along Stone/Jackson County line

Prescribed burn planned along Stone/Jackson County line

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The De Soto Ranger District will hold a scheduled prescribed burn Saturday along the county line of Jackson and Stone counties.

The area to be burned is around 950 acres and will be located along Walker Road and south of Vestry Road. As a result, Forest Roads 448 and 448B may closed for a period of time.

Because of a northwest wind in the afternoon, smoke from the prescribed burn may be visible along Hwy. 57 and may even be seen from Hwy. 15. Residual smoke is expected to drift to the southeast and may be seen as far south as Vancleave.

The portion of the Red Creek Wildlife Management Area that lies south of Forest Road 448 and north of Little Red Creek will be closed today. The rest of the Red Creek area will be open but could see considerable smoke north of Wire Road.

Fire personnel and a helicopter will be working in the area, helping to manage the fires. Please use caution if traveling through the burn area.

For a map on proposed burn units for the year, please click here.

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