Fire scorches 5 acres Sunday off Hwy. 30

Published 4:29 pm Monday, June 24, 2024

Residents living near Highway 30 around County Roads 225/237 may continue to smell smoke when they walk outside after a large brush fire left a large area scorched.

The Lafayette County Fire Department was dispatched at 2:24 p.m. on Sunday to the area where a fire had spread to both sides of the should of Highway 30.

It was unknown what caused the fire that burned about 5 acres of grass and brush. The LCFD contained the fire and requested aid from the Mississippi Forestry Service due to the spreading into the woodland area.

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The LCFD and MS Forestry Service were able to extinguish the fire.