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Grassfires consume 20 acres in Rankin

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RANKIN CO, MS (WLBT) - Wildfires broke out in Rankin County this morning threatening homes. One blaze consumed more than 20 acres of land off Highway 469 near Florence.

Numerous units from surrounding fire stations responded. Firefighters and the Forestry Commission managed to keep the flames from reaching nearby homes.

This area is near Gunter Road and Myers Road.

One homeowner used a garden hose to keep the flames at bay.

High winds and dry brush helped the wildfire spread quickly.

It took more than two hours to get it under control.

Everyone is urged to use caution with outdoor burning.

 

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