Firefighters fighting ground fire in Canton; started as grease fire

JACKSON, MS – Canton Police Chief Brown with the Canton, MS police says a ground fire has been burning for about an hour on west Peace Street behind Family Dollar.

He says its not threatening any structures as of right now and its by a lagoon cesspool.

Canton Fire Chief Andrew Hughes says the incident started with a pit grease fire near the Peco chicken plant, where Peco’s waste is transferred.

The wind shifted, blew back and set the woods on fire. Fire departments are helping Forestry and Wildlife one the scene. Gludstadt firefighters are on the as well.

Firefighters are still trying to extinguish fire, thought it’s 75-80% contained. Water is being brought in. Volunteers are on the scene.

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