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EMEPA radar picks up smoke plume from massive, controlled burn in Clarke County

Radar picked up a smoke plume from a controlled burn in Clarke County.
Radar picked up a smoke plume from a controlled burn in Clarke County.(WTOK)
Published: Mar. 8, 2021 at 4:38 PM CST
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QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) -Is that a rain shower in Clarke County that’s popped up on EMEPA live radar?

No, it’s actually a smoke plume from a major, prescribed burn near County Road 514 near the Snell community. EMA officials say the prescribed burn covers 150 acres.

EMEPA radar picked up another smoke plume from a separate prescribed burn near County Road 514 in Clarke County near the Middleton community.

Downtown Meridian was hazy Monday
Downtown Meridian was hazy Monday(WTOK)

EMA officials also report several brush fires in Clarke County. One of the brush fires threatened a structure. Forestry crews are working those fires.

The smoke from the Clarke County fires drifted north into Lauderdale County Monday. The smoke and haze were particularly bad in parts of downtown Meridian around midday.

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