Drought forces county to issue burn ban while crews battle fire
Published: September 19,2013
JACKSON — Authorities in Hinds County have issued a burn ban as rainfall remains sparse and grass fires increase.
WLBT reports the ban will be in effect until Oct. 18. It includes recreational fires and controlled burns with the exception of commercial contractors with heavy construction equipment that meet the state’s regulations.
The ban was announced as crews battled a grass fire on Gonia Road south of Raymond in Hinds County.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- Brandon man hauls in record 756-pound alligator
- Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices
- Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- Mississippi judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to overturn Sen. Cochran's GOP primary win
- Healthcare Marketplace to look much the same in 2015