A burn ban remains in effect this morning. Due to much of the state’s extremely dry conditions, Governor Phil Bryant issued a proclomation back on October 2nd, placing the entire state under a burn ban. Last month alone, wildland firefighters with the Mississippi Forestry Commission, fought and suppressed 239 wildfires that consumed more than 4,000 acres throughout the state, some of them threatening nearby businesses and homes.
While you are still allowed to grill outside, the following are prohibited: fire pits, debris pile burning and open pad cooking. Each of the state’s 82 counties are responsible for enforcing this state-wide burn ban. If caught burning in the state you could be fined a minimum of $100 and up to $500, and worse yet, if you violate this ban, and the burn gets out of control-you will have to pay for any and all damages the smoke or flames cause.