Details to come on Lincoln County wildfire

Published 6:56 am Thursday, November 9, 2023

NOLA — The cause of a wildfire of substantial size burning on Autrey Lane late Wednesday night should come to light this morning. Lincoln County Volunteer Firefighters were on scene battling the blaze into the night.

It appears the fire was contained as it didn’t grow much in size. Nearby residents reported no trucks from forestry or the volunteer fire departments this morning.

Mississippi Forestry Commission reports the fire has unknown containment at this time. The estimated acreage they gave for the fire was 107 acres

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Fire Information for Resource Management imagery by NASA shows there were two separate fires burning there. One was at 150 acres and the other was at about 176 acres bringing the total acreage of fire to 326 acres last night. The fire grew around 1:30 a.m. by 35 acres but had not grown since then.

Both fires were detected by the satellite at 9:18 p.m. The fire was burning near the railroad tracks on Autrey Lane which is close to the Nola community between Heucks Retreat and Sontag.

Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Reid sent in a video of the fire along with pictures. The pictures shows flames crowning the trees meaning the fire was at a high enough intensity to burn the tops of trees.

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

Please remember to heed our local burn ban.