Two Fires Burn in Johnston County

8-10-06 -Firefightes have spent much of Thursday fighting two grass fires from the ground and air near Tishomingo. Air tankers were called in to douse flames northeast of the city along Blue Chapel Road.

One mobile home was destroyed and 3 other storage buildings burned. Crews were able to contain the fire by late afternoon.

A second fire ignited south of Tishomingo about 30 minutes later. Four fire departments and the Bureau of Indian Affairs fought the flames and brought in bulldozers to secure a perimeter.