Forestry Commission conducts controlled burn

The Mississippi Forestry Commission is conducting a controlled burn today on County Road 429 in Saucier.

The area to be burned is north of Mississippi 53, about 9 1/2 miles west of U.S. 49.

The controlled burn is to clear out underbrush that could spark a wildfire and to generate new growth.

The Sun Herald is on the scene and will update this story later today.