Another Coast wildfire burns 80 acres

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Published: July 11,2011

Tags: drought, severe weather, Weather, wildfires

SAUCIER — Mississippi Forestry Commission firefighters spent part of Sunday extinguishing a woods fire that first started Saturday but reignited, burning an estimated 80 acres near Saucier.

Randy Wilson, coastal fire coordinator for the southeast district, tells The Sun Herald a dry lightning strike from a brief thunderstorm Sunday likely reignited the fire, though the cause remained under investigation.

He said the fire started in secluded area that was hard to gain access to.

No injuries were reported.

Source: Sun Herald

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