More than 500 acres on fire in Madison County - - Jackson, MS

More than 500 acres on fire in Madison County

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MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Firefighters are battling a blaze in Madison County that is threatening several structures, including a church.

The fire, which was reported around 4pm Tuesday, is located near the intersection of Highway 43 and Honeysucker Road, about 10 miles North of Canton. Approximately 560 acres are burning.

The Mississippi Forestry Commission is on scene with heavy equipment to cut fire lanes. They plan to set a back fire so the blaze will burn itself out.

Madison County EOC Director Butch Hammack says the flames are approximately 100 feet high in some areas.

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