Hancock County

Firefighters battle woods fire in Hancock County

Firefighters in Hancock County were battling a woods fire near Leetown on Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters in Hancock County were battling a woods fire near Leetown on Tuesday afternoon. jmitchell@sunherald.com

Hancock County firefighters battled a woods fire Tuesday afternoon in the Post 58 fire district.

A huge white plume of smoke could be seen in Kiln, but the fire was closer to Leetown, said Jamie Necaise, fire chief for the Kiln Volunteer Fire Department.

Brian Adam with Hancock County Emergency Management said he has not been contacted, which is usually the case when departments are working woods fires.

“They won’t call us unless it’s threatening houses,” Adam said. He said Tuesday evening the fire had been contained.

Post 58 Assistant Chief Tim Davis said his crews, with help from the Mississippi Forestry Commission, had the fire contained in the early afternoon.

“No structures were damaged,” Davis said.

Staff writer Wes Muller contributed to this report.

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