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.
Top Posts & Pages
- Chris McDaniel gets a thank you note from Travis Childers
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- UPDATED: House subcommittee tosses discrimination elements from religious freedom bill
- States settle with manufacturers in DRAM price-fixing case
- Quapaw Canoe Company gains legislative support in battle with tax department
- Reactive Surfaces files lawsuit against Toyota in patent dispute
- The link between education and economic development
- District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way
- Expeditors working out logistics to open Jackson office next month