Statewide Burn Ban Lifted

JACKSON—At the request and advice of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a proclamation lifting the statewide burn ban that has been in force since Oct. 20.

Local jurisdictions have the authority to issue burn bans, and residents should verify with their local governments whether a ban is in place prior to engaging in outdoor burning.

The Mississippi Forestry Commission will continue to monitor conditions and will issue public updates on burn bans as needed.

To report a wildfire, dial 911 or contact the Mississippi Forestry Commission Central Dispatch region in your area:
•Northwest Dispatch: 1-877-226-5414
•Northeast Dispatch: 1-800-681-8760
•Southwest Dispatch: 1-888-823-3473
•South Central Dispatch: 1-800-736-9115
•Southeast Dispatch: 1-800-240-5161

For a list of counties included in each dispatch district and for a printable map of Mississippi Forestry Commission Central Dispatch Regions, visit http://www.mfc.ms.gov/wildfire-report.php

To learn more about wildfire prevention or to find out if your county is still under a burn ban, visit http://www.mfc.ms.gov/.

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