- Associated Press - Friday, November 4, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Burn bans remain in effect for 76 out of 82 Mississippi counties.

The Mississippi Forestry Commission on Thursday said Gov. Phil Bryant’s partial state burn ban and all individual county bans will be effective through the weekend because a dry, cold front could make conditions more favorable for wildfires.

The only counties not under a burn ban are the coastal counties of Jackson, Hancock and Harrison, and Stone, Wilkinson and Jefferson counties.

Under the ban, campfires, bonfires, fire pits, fire rings, burn barrels, debris burning, fireworks, field burning, or anything else with an open flame that produces an ember are not allowed because the wind can carry floating embers away and start spot fires. Any person found guilty of violating a burn ban could face up to $500 in fines.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide