Tag Archives: Mississippi

Wildland Firefighter Dies in Off-Duty Fall in Mississippi

Batson was in Mississippi helping with prescribed fire activities     NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A wildland firefighter fell to his death after jumping a fence in Natchez and landing 100 feet below. Natchez Police Department Cmdr. Scott Frye said ...

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Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Mississippi’s Deer Island

Removing Chinese Tallow and Cogon grass   BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will intentionally set a fire on part of an undeveloped barrier island south of Biloxi. The prescribed burn is scheduled for Wednesday on ...

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350+ Acre Woods Fire in Mississippi

Dozers and a helicopter used in Harrison County     Harrison County Fire Rescue Harrison County Fire Rescue along with fire crews from the Mississippi State Forestry Commission, and US Forest Service, were called out for a 350+ acre woods ...

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Mississippi Sends Firefighters to Fight Texas Wildfires

Team is bringing two bulldozers to the fires   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is sending five firefighters to Texas to help that state put out wildfires. The Mississippi Forestry Commission says the group will arrive Tuesday in Merkel, Texas, ...

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Firefighters across U.S. Battle Appalachian Wildfires

Over 5,000 firefighters and support staff are at work in the Southeast   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Many of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has ...

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Wildfires Rage across Southeastern States

All but two of 61 large fires nationwide are in the Southeast   JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency because of the wildfires in the western part of the state. McCrory ...

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