Mississippi's State Burn Ban Lifted

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Barbour acted Wednesday after the heavy rains drenched much of the state Tuesday. More rain was expected Wednesday.

Barbour had declared State of Emergency Oct. 6 banning all outdoor burning because of extremely dry conditions.

Officials of the Mississippi Forestry Commission recommended lifting of the statewide ban.

The Mississippi Forestry Commission says seventeen counties remain under locally-issued burn bans.

Lauderdale County's burn ban has been lifted, due to the area receiving sufficient rainfall.

Bans are in place until further notice in: Carroll, Copiah, Forrest, Holmes, Jones, Lamar, Leake, Madison, Montgomery, Noxubee, Panola, Rankin, Sharkey and Winston counties.

The ban in Choctaw County, Miss., is until Jan. 4, 2011. A band in Smith County expires Thursday. A ban in Yalobusha County expires Friday.

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  • by Megan Location: Biloxi, MS on Aug 5, 2011 at 06:02 PM
    so can we burn stuff now or no??
  • by Jon Location: Mississippi on Jan 6, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    I think the burn ban is some more useless ________ made up by idiots in power trying to make money off of poor Mississippians.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 8, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    No, it's not misleading, Jeannie. The statewide burn ban is different from the individual county burn bans. The statewide burn ban was lifted, along with some of the county burn bans.
  • by help on Nov 4, 2010 at 06:53 AM
    im glad now i can burn some trees thank u god
  • by Jeannie Location: Louisville on Nov 3, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    This title is misleading.....Obviously the stateWIDE burn ban hasn't been lifted if Winston County is still under it!! Confusing!!!!!!
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