Firefighters have shut down a stretch of Saucier Lizana Road as they work to contain a woods fire that is encroaching the road.
Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said crews responded to the blaze about 3:30 p.m.
The approaching flames and near-zero visibility caused by the smoke have created a hazard on Saucier Lizana Road near Road 211, prompting crews to shut down about a mile-long stretch of the road, Sullivan said.
Drivers should find alternate routes.
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So far, no evacuations of homes or structures have been necessary.
Harrison County Fire Services is working with Mississippi Forestry Commission firefighters and other agencies to contain the blaze.