Authorities to lift burn ban issued back in June
HERNANDO — DeSoto County authorities have agreed to lift the county’s outdoor burn ban at the end of the week.
Bobby Storey, county emergency management chief and fire marshal, told the Board of Supervisors the state Forestry Commission has recommended that the ban be lifted because recent rainfall, wind and humidity are enough to allow residents to resume burning outdoors.
The Commercial Appeal reports the county’s burn ban was first issued June 27.
The board agreed with Storey’s recommendation to let the ban expire. Storey said his office will continue to monitor conditions, but said residents can apply for permits on Friday.
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