Burn Ban Continues Statewide
As drought conditions persist statewide, this morning the Mississippi Forestry Commission continues to enforce burn bans across the state of Mississippi.
As of yesterday, 66 of the 82 counties in Mississippi were under some type of burn ban. Not included in that 66 are the lower six counties on the Gulf Coast.
Fifty-five counties are under a governor’s ban, which has no exemption and means no burning of any kind. A regular burn ban means no outdoor burning including bonfires, brush piles and debris burning.
Even though the Coast is not included, the forestry commission tells News 25 residents should still not burn anything on windy days.
Only consecutive days of steady rainfall can provide relief from the drought.