Firefighters battle blaze near highways 27, 84 in Monticello

Published 2:52 pm Thursday, August 17, 2023

Multiple firefighters are busy battling a fire on Hwy. 27 north of Hwy. 84 near Monticello.

Lawrence County Fire Coordinator Donnie Weeks said four stations are fighting the blaze, along with three bulldozers and an airplane.

Weeks did not say if the cause of the fire is known at this time.

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Lawrence County issued a burn ban with no exceptions on Aug. 7, until further notice.