Debris Burn Gets Out of Control

A controlled burn got out of control over the weekend in Kemper County. It caused a fire that burned almost two hundred acres of land.

It happened Saturday on the Pine Plantation just south of DeKalb off Highway 39. It took firefighters with the Mississippi Forestry Commission five hours to put it out. By that time, about 160 total acres of pine land were burned.

"It was debris burning," said Hunter Hornbeak of the Mississippi Forestry Commission. "Somebody was burning food plots, getting ready for hunting season. It doesn't take much right now."

Forestry officials say people should use extreme caution when doing outdoor burning right now.


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