HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — A burn ban has been issued for Hinds County.
The Board of Supervisors has issued a burn ban for the county due to a lack of rain and an increase of grass fires.
The ban is set to expire on November 6, 2016.
This burn ban includes all recreational fire and controlled burns with the exception of commercial contractors with heavy construction equipment, providing that said burn meets the State’s DEQ regulations.
MDEQ regulations regarding open burning of brush piles require a separation distance of 1,500 feet from a resident without forced air assistance of recent wildfires.
Other counties have burn bans in place as well. Visit the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s website for a complete list.