(WJTV) — The Natchez Trace Parkway as placed burn restrictions on all open fires.
The ban has been approved by the Mississippi Forestry Commission. The burn ban currently affects the Parkway between mileposts 203 to 309.
At this time , areas of the Parkway, located in Alabama and Tennessee, are not affected.
These restrictions remain in effect until the fire danger in these affected areas becomes less severe. National Park Service law enforcement may issue citations to anyone violating the burn ban.
The use of propane/gas grills or outdoor propane/gas heaters is not affected by the ban. The use of charcoal grills is not affected by the ban, but the coals and embers generated by a charcoal grill should be completely extinguished with water before removing or dumping.