New fire district forming in Lafayette

The Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A fifth fire district will be formed in Lafayette County.

The Oxford Eagle reports the county Board of Supervisors plans to establish the district in the College Hill and Switch Hill areas and extending to the North Pointe subdivision.

The county’s other fire districts are in the Yocona-Pine Flat area, Taylor, the College Hill area and the Mississippi Highway 6 west area.

County Administrator Joseph Johnson says setting up the new district may improve the area’s fire rating and reduce insurance premiums.