Equipment catches fire on Interstate 59

Emergency crews responded to a fire on Interstate 59 in Forrest County after a piece of equipment rolled over and caught fire. 

Fire Coordinator Chip Brown confirmed that the logging machine was attempting to remove a tree from the median when it rolled over and fluids leaked onto the ground causing the flames to start.

The Dixie Volunteer Fire Department and other crews responded and were able to put the fire out. The fire has been contained and now crews are working to clean up the area.

The driver of the machinery was able to get out and no injuries were reported.

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