Fire grows to 100 acres

Published 7:07 pm Saturday, September 16, 2023

EAST LINCOLN — Smoke from a wildfire burning in East Lincoln near the community of Ruth can be seen from Jayess. The fire is near Garnet Trail, Terry Trail and China Grove.

Mississippi Forestry Commission reports the fire has grown to 100 acres.

Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Reid said crews are fighting the flames. The fire is the third wildfire this week in Lincoln and Lawerence Counties.

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Fire could spread quickly with dry conditions and wind gusts. Three structures are threatened by the fire but there are no reports of damage at this time form the Mississippi Forestry Commission.

A burn ban is in effect with no exceptions right now. Please do not attempt to burn anything.

This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.