Gov. issues partial state level burn ban, 62 counties affected - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Gov. issues partial state level burn ban, 62 counties affected

Source: Miss. Forestry Commission Source: Miss. Forestry Commission
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

At the request of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, Governor Phil Bryant has issued a partial state level burn ban.

Counties under burn bans: 

ADAMS

ALCORN

AMITE

ATTALA

BENTON

BOLIVAR

CARROLL

CLAY

CHICKASAW

CHOCTAW

COAHOMA

DESOTO

GRENADA

HINDS

HOLMES

HUMPHREYS

ISSAQUENA

ITAWAMBA

LAFAYETTE

LAUDERDALE

LEAKE

LEE

LEFLORE

LOWNDES

MADISON

MARSHALL

MONROE

MONTGOMERY

NESHOBA

NEWTON

NOXUBEE

OKTIBBEHA

PANOLA

PONTOTOC

PRENTISS

QUITMAN

RANKIN

SCOTT

SHARKEY

SUNFLOWER

TALLAHATCHIE

TATE

TIPPAH

TISHOMINGO

TUNICA

UNION

WARREN

WASHINGTON

WEBSTER

WINSTON

YALOBUSHA

YAZOO

What does a burn ban mean? A burn ban means no outdoor burning of ANY KIND. 

Campfires, bonfires, fire pits, fire rings, burn barrels, debris burning, field burning, are all prohibited.

Charcoal grills are allowed under burn bans. However, the coals and embers generated by a charcoal grill are of great concern.

Before removing or dumping the ashes of your charcoal grill, we ask that everyone please completely extinguish any hot embers with water. The ashes should be cold to the touch before disposal. 

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