No injuries from grass fire in Pontotoc County

By The Associated Press

PONTOTOC — A grass fire spread and eventually scorched more than 35 acres in Pontotoc County on Monday.

No injuries were reported.

Beckham Assistant Fire Chief Donnie McCarty tells WTVA-TV that one home was scorched and stained by the flames.

McCarty says what started the fire hasn’t been determined.

He says the wind and dry conditions have made grassy areas almost like a tinder box.

Those weather conditions are expected to continue. McCarty says firefighters are recommending a burn ban for Pontotoc County.

The Pontotoc County Board of Supervisors could take up the burn ban issue Friday.

In the meantime, firefighters are asking residents not to burn anything.

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