About 20 firefighters with the Mississippi Forestry Commission are packed up and headed to eastern Tennessee.
The group will help put out a blaze in the Cherokee National Forest. The firefighters met at the Southern Regional Fire Training Center in Pearl prior to their departure.
The firefighters will be fighting the fire a bit differently that they would here in Mississippi.
"One of the primary jobs is they'll actually be creating hand lines or they could be doing mop up around the fire there, but here we usually fight fire with bulldozers but when they get there they'll be using some of these hand tools," said Bill Kitchings, the Public Outreach Forester for the Mississippi Forestry Commission.
The crew is expected to be out of town for about two weeks.
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