Forest fire contained in Union County

The forest fire happened near County Road 7 in Union County.

Posted: Jan 4, 2018 8:38 AM

UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – Firefighters were on the scene of a forest fire overnight in Union County.

The fire happened near County Road 7. It began Wednesday afternoon between 4:00 and 5:00.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

The amount of acreage burned is still undetermined at this time.

The Mississippi Forestry Commission has been called in to assist.

Myrtle Fire Chief Mike Potts says there were not threats to homes. The only threat was to a deer hunting camp on Wednesday, but the fire did not reach that area.

The fire is now contained. 

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