By Associated Press - Sunday, July 26, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Hinds County Board of Supervisors has issued a burn ban through Aug. 19 because of a lack of rain and an increase in grass fires throughout the county.

The Clarion-Ledger ( ) reports that the ban went into effect Friday.

Officials say the ban includes all recreational fires and controlled burns. The only exception is for commercial contractors who use heavy construction equipment and meet Department of Environmental Quality regulations.



County notice:


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,

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