Posts Tagged ‘burn ban’

Drought forces county to issue burn ban while crews battle fire

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 […] [...]

Nearly two-dozen counties under burn bans; officials warn of fireworks

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Adams County is banning the shooting off of fireworks in the unincorporated parts but the prohibition will not affect the annual community fireworks display on the Mississippi River. The fireworks ban comes as Mississippi city and counties are dealing with the ongoing drought and high temperature. Twenty-three counties have some kind of […] [...]

Out-of-control brush fires in Pine Belt prompt burn ban

JONES COUNTY — Dry conditions, low humidity and high winds have led to a spike in out-of-control brush fires in Jones County. Fire coordinator Dan McKenna tells the Hattiesburg American the biggest problem areas have been south of the U.S. 84 East corridor and in the southwest part of the county. McKenna said yesterday he […] [...]

Another Coast county extends burn ban

by Published: July 12,2011

Tags: burn ban, drought, severe weather, Weather, wildfire

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 […] [...]

Parched Coast county extends burn ban

by Published: July 7,2011

Tags: burn ban, drought, Weather, wildfires

HARRISON COUNTY — Harrison County has extended its burn ban until Aug. 1. Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said yesterday the burn ban is in place because of the extremely dry conditions that exist throughout South Mississippi and the potential for fires. Randy Wilson, coastal fire coordinator for the Mississippi Forestry Commission, tells The Sun Herald […] [...]

Deer Island wildfires prompt DMR warning

by Published: June 3,2011

Tags: burn ban, drought, environment, habitat, outdoors, wildifres, wildlife

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — With two recent wildfires — one still burning — on Deer Island, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is reminding the public that Harrison and Jackson counties along the Coast have a burn ban in effect that prohibits any outdoor burning, including campfires. Although there is no proof either of […] [...]

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