COPIAH COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Firefighters in Copiah County were stretched thin Friday afternoon trying to fight two woods fires at the same time.
Smoke could be seen from miles away. The first fire was off miller road near Gallman. Firefighters were scrambling to keep this fire from reaching nearby homes when the call came in on a second fire.
Initial reports indicated it may have been started by a car that caught fire. That blaze was west of Crystal Springs, off of Gallatin Road.
The Mississippi Forestry Commission used bulldozers to cut lanes around the fire. They managed to keep it away from several nearby homes.
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