Large woods fire in Sallis/McAdams


**updated 11/7/23 7:30 p.m.**

Attala Central Fire Chief, Tim Cox says the blaze claimed around 140 acres of grass and woods, a barn, an abandoned trailer, a small shed, and a tractor.

Several homes on Attala Rd. 4126 were briefly evacuated as a precaution since the fire was moving and growing rapidly. MS Forestry Commission contained the fire near the homes in time to keep them from being caught in the blaze. Chief Cox also says they are credited with saving several cows in a field from perishing.

“All in all we had 7 apparatus and 17 firefighters on this fire alone. It was a huge team effort in conjunction with Mississippi Forestry that ultimately brought the fire under control.” – ACFD Chief Tim Cox

The cause of this massive blaze is currently under investigation.

There is a currently a large woods fire in the Sallis/McAdams area of Attala County.

Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail said the fire originated along Barber Road and burned several acres.

Nail estimates that 85% of the fire has been contained as of this report.

There were a total of seven firetrucks from local fire departments and additional bulldozers and equipment from the Mississippi Forestry department used in containing the fire.

Even though some residents in the area evacuated their homes, there has been no structure damage reported.

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  1. Tommie
    November 7, 2023 at 6:11 PM

    We must pray and help our neighbors. Fire can’t destroy faith. Material things can fade away to better things.

  2. Donna
    November 7, 2023 at 10:17 PM

    Thanks to all who were involved in fighting this fire! I thank the Lord for keeping you all safe, and for protecting people’s homes and livestock! This fire was bearing down on my son’s house and I can’t thank y’all enough for your efforts in containing this monstrous fire! Gos bless you all.

  3. Lord help us all
    Lord help us all
    November 8, 2023 at 8:22 AM

    Stop breaking the law and burning stuf we are in a burn ban it’s to dry even the dumbest people know this. apparently not though


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