Firefighter injured battling grassfire - - Jackson, MS

Firefighter injured battling grassfire

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Rankin County firefighter was injured while battling a grassfire spread by high winds.

Sheriff Bryan Bailey said units were sent to the blaze at 145 Barefoot Springs Road near Pelahatchie around 12:25 Saturday afternoon.

The unidentified Pelahatchie Volunteer Firefighter suffered minor burns while working to prevent a large grassfire from reaching a nearby mobile home.

High winds caused the fire to jump to several locations around the structure.

The Pelahatchie Volunteer, Leesburg and Lake Harbor Fire Departments responded.

Crews were able to stop the fire from reaching any homes.

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