The arson investigation surrounding a house fire that sparked a wildfire last month continues with no arrests as of press time.
Terry Gann, chief investigator with the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department, said the state fire marshal’s office, who is handling the investigation, said there are no changes or developments in the case.
“There is a video that we are waiting to look at to see if we can identify a vehicle that might have went in there,” Gann said. “But everything is still in the works.”
The fire first erupted at a home located at 123 Halford Lane. The embers from the house fire spread to a tornado ravaged area that was filled with dead wood.
All Yazoo County volunteer fire departments, the Yazoo City Fire Department and the Mississippi Forestry Commission spent two days battling the fire. It took crews over 14 hours to completely contain the fire on Wednesday.
Over 50 homes were threatened by the blaze, and 121 acres burned. There were also 19 landowners who had acreage affected by the fire.