No down helicopter in Pascagoula River; crews respond to marsh fire

Updated: Feb. 14, 2020 at 7:39 PM CST
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JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Officials have determined a Friday night fire in Jackson County was not caused by a downed helicopter.

The Jackson County Emergency Operations Center originally requested crews to respond to a possible helicopter down in the Pascagoula River but later said the cause of the blaze north of Interstate 10 was a marsh fire.

Several agencies responded to the report of a helicopter down, including the Department of Marine Resources, Coast Guard and Sheriff’s Office.

Officials tell WLOX this is not the first time, as the marsh has burned multiple times over the last few weeks.

The sheriff’s office said they will be investigating further.

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