Burn ban issued for City of Brandon and Copiah County

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – A burn ban has been issued for the city of Brandon.

Officials said the ban is necessary due to extremely dry conditions.

The restriction includes all recreational fires and the burning of any wood, brush, or yard debris.

All active burn permits issued by the Brandon Fire Department have been revoked and will not be considered valid during the burn ban.  New permits will be available again once conditions improve.

According to Brandon fire chief Terry Wages; there is no specific date for lifting the burn ban. The fire department will continue to monitor local weather conditions and suspend the ban once enough rainfall occurs to reduce the fire threat.

Copiah County Officials have also issued a burn ban. Officials said anyone who knowingly violates a ban burn could be charged with a misdemeanor and could be fined from $100 to $500.

According to the Mississippi Forestry Commission, Hinds County, Jefferson Davis County, Madison County, and Lawrence County also have burn bans.

 

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