There's a bit of truth to reports of ashes falling in Harrison County late this afternoon, said George Mixon, Harrison County Fire Services coordinator.
The Forestry Service has a controlled burn on about 1,300 acres around Mississippi 67 and Fairley Road.
"The ash is blowing as the wind carries it," said Mixon.
Motorists and callers have reported seeing ashes falling from the sky as far south as Interstate 10 and Seaway Road.
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