Controlled burn to cover 700 acres in Latimer

LATIMER, MS (WLOX) - If you see smoke over Jackson County Monday, don't worry. It's a controlled burn. The U.S. Forest Service is burning 700 acres in the Latimer community at Joe Batt Rd., Old Biloxi Rd., and Larue Rd.

Eddie Bagget with the Forest Service told WLOX News that since the Wind is out of the north, they didn't expect the smoke to have much of an impact on the coast. He said the Latimer burn was a relatively small one being done on the ground with drip torches.

The Forest Service was using their helicopter Monday on a much larger burn in Perry County.

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