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The Mississippi Forestry Commission detects, monitors, and suppresses wildfire activity occurring day or night on Mississippi’s approximately 20 million acres of forestland.

Wildfire Control and Prevention in Mississippi

The Mississippi Forestry Commission responded to and suppressed 922 wildfires that burned 19,251 acres in FY 2021.

Wildfire Detection

Wildfire detection is provided by airplane surveillance coupled with the wildfire reports from the public (using toll-free numbers provided by the Mississippi Forestry Commission), and dispatch calls from local law enforcement.

Daily Fire Report

View a summary map of the day’s fires across the state of Mississippi.

MFC Wildland Firefighters

County fire suppression crews are dispatched from a central dispatching location in their area. In the fiscal year 2019, Mississippi Forestry Commission Wildland Firefighters saved 4,441 structures threatened by wildfire activity. 33 structures were damaged or destroyed. The MFC dispatches wildland firefighting personnel and equipment to the location of reported wildfire activity 24/7.

Wildfire Prevention

The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) is the only state agency responsible for responding to and suppressing wildfires in Mississippi.

Report a Wildfire

To report a wildfire in Mississippi, call the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s Central Dispatch Number (or dial 911):