UPDATE: 10/06/2016 2:57pm: More counties are being added to the Forestry Commission’s burn ban list. See a complete list here.
UPDATE: 10/06/2016 12:55pm There are now 29 burn bans in effect throughout Mississippi.
— MSForestryCommission (@MSForestryComm) October 6, 2016
According to the Mississippi Forestry Commission, the following counties are now affected:
UPDATE: The are now 26 burn bans in Mississippi. Humphreys, Itawamba, Montgomery, Warren, Washington, and Wayne counties have been added to the list.
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — There are 20 burn bans that have been issued for the State of Mississippi.
One of those ins in the Metro area, in Rankin County.
Burn bans are requested by the County Board of Supervisors and approved by the Mississippi Forestry Commission. They usually last for at least 30 days.
Any person who knowingly and willfully violates a burning ban could be found guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined.