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Drought Conditions Worsen in Mississippi Counties

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss.- A grass fire in Rankin County still hasn’t gone out.

Emergency responders have pushed it back twice now but they can’t seem to put it out and they are blaming it on the drought conditions

Volunteer Fire Chief Marvin Phillips told News Mississippi Now that the fire started as a total freak accident. A man was baling hay and his equipment caught on fire which then spread to a bale of hay.

A U.S. Drought monitor puts a bullseye on the conditions in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin. Fire officials are worried that if rain doesn’t come soon we could see even more small fires going up in these areas.

Because of the drought Lakes and other sources of water for rural fire departments are dropping significantly. This would eventually leave matters in the hands home and land owners.

However despite conditions, the amount of fires this year has been relatively low.

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