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Hinds County extends burn ban; 12 others in effect

MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

As the hot, dry weather continues, The Hinds County Board of Supervisors has extended the burn ban for Hinds County. It will be in effect until September 17.

This burn ban includes all recreational fire and controlled burns with the exception of commercial contractors with heavy construction equipment, providing that said burn meets the State’s DEQ regulations. MDEQ regulations regarding open burning of brush piles require a separation distance of 1,500 feet from a resident without forced air assistance of recent wildfires.

For additional information, please contact the Hinds County Fire Coordinator at 601-968-6771.

Burn bans remain in effect for the following counties:

  • Scott County
  • Copiah County
  • Adams County
  • Smith County
  • Franklin County
  • Humphreys County
  • Rankin County
  • Madison County
  • Jefferson Davis County
  • Simpson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Yazoo County 

These bans cover all open burning including barrels and fire rings.

You can find the complete list, with expiration dates, on the Mississippi Forestry Commission website.

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