- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - A burn ban has been issued for Washington County.

The county’s Board of Supervisors issued the ban after hearing a report Monday from the county’s fire marshal, James Stewart.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1LzgCJu ) the ban is in effect until further notice.

Stewart says the county and state are extremely dry right now. As a result, fire activity has increased. He says a spark from equipment, embers from a barbecue or any other similar heat source could start a fire.

Anyone caught burning during the ban can face misdemeanor charges, which carry a fine between $100 and $500. Residents also could potentially face jail time for failure to comply with the notice.


Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, https://www.ddtonline.com

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