Another Coast county extends burn ban
by Associated Press
Published: July 12,2011
JACKSON COUNTY — Jackson County has extended a burn ban until July 18. The Board of Supervisors approved the extension yesterday.
The Mississippi Press reports the countywide burn bans include all cities and unincorporated county areas. During a ban, all outdoor burning — including barrel burning and campfires — is prohibited, and violations carry a minimum $500 fine.
Firefighters have battled two wildfires in the past few weeks. The first was in Ocean Springs on June 11, which burned 850 acres and the second was in Gautier on June 26, which burned 350 acres.
Despite recent rainfall, conditions are still very dry throughout south Mississippi. Last week, Harrison and Hancock counties also extended their burn ban through the end of the month.
Source: Mississippi Press
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- BBB issues warning involving asphalt paving scam
- Panther Creek megasite — Putting a value proposition out there
- Prescription for success — Transcript Pharmacy continues fast growth
- Study: Mississippi has highest sales tax rate in U.S.
- Mississippi State makes NSF ranking of research universities
- Panther Creek's location in medical industry zone boosts bio-med prospects
- TVA president/CEO Johnson tours Techumseh, Yokohama plants
- News The Way You Want It!
- Chris McDaniel responds to radio show audio clip
- Sawtimber, pulpwood markets improving, but challenges remain