Several fires blaze through Attala County Thursday afternoon

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Attala Central Fire Department Chief, Tim Cox says that over 100 acres burned in the area of Attala Rd. 5216.


Attala County Emergency Management Director, Danny Townsend tells BreezyNews that even though the burn ban has expired for Attala County, it does not mean that it is safe to burn.  In fact, conditions are just as bad if not worse than they were when it comes to burning.  The burn ban should be back in effect on Monday and is expected to have an indefinite expiration date.

As of 5:10 p.m., Attala County Firefighters have responded to 5 woods/grass fire calls and Kosciusko Firefighters have responded to 1 grass fire all in a matter of 3 hours today, Thursday, November 2, 2023.

Attala Central Fire Department and Sallis Volunteers were dispatched to a grass fire on Attala Rd. 4126 at 2:24 p.m.  While firefighters were still tending to this fire, they received word of another fire on Hwy 12 W in McAdams.

Attala Central Fire Department and Ethel Volunteers responded to a woods fire on Attala Rd. 5212 near the New Hope area at approximately 3:07 p.m.

Attala Central Fire Department and Zama Volunteers were called to an area of Attala Rd. 5041/Ridge Rd. for a woods fire at 4:48 p.m.  While still on this call, Attala Central and Sallis Volunteers were notified of yet another fire on Attala Rd. 4171.

Kosciusko Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire on Victoria Ln. just after 5 p.m.

MS Forestry Commission has been called in to assist with some of these fires.

 

 

2 comments
  1. Nana
    Nana
    November 3, 2023 at 10:37 AM

    People need to understand just because presently no burn band, there has be no significant rain in our state and no fires need to be started! Fine these people if you know who they are and should be listed as arsonists!!! 🙄

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  2. Billy Armstrong
    Billy Armstrong
    November 3, 2023 at 1:20 PM

    we were told that seven separate fires broke out in Attala County yesterday, Please be watchfull!

    Reply

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