Governor lifts statewide burn ban

Governor Phil Bryant has lifted the statewide burn ban, effective immediately.

Bryant says, “Despite the lifting of the statewide burn ban, there are a number of counties that will remain under burn bans, enacted by the Board of Supervisors.”

As provided by the Mississippi Forestry Commission, below is a list of counties with active burn bans and when they expire.

County Date Issued Date Expires Exemptions (see below)
Adams 09/18/19 10/19/19 2-6
Amite 09/30/19 10/31/19 2
Benton 09/30/19 10/30/19 2
Chickasaw 10/01/19 10/31/19 2
Clay 09/27/19 10/27/19 2
Copiah 09/25/19 10/25/19 2, 3, 5
Covington 09/30/19 10/30/19 2-6
Franklin 09/27/19 10/27/19 1
George 10/02/19 11/04/19 2,3,5
Hinds 10/01/19 11/01/19 2, 5
Itawamba 09/30/19 11/04/19 2, 3
Jasper 10/01/19 10/31/19 2
Jefferson 09/30/19 10/31/19 1
Jefferson Davis 09/30/19 10/28/19 1
Kemper 10/01/19 10/31/19 1
Lauderdale 09/23/19 10/23/19 2
Lawrence 09/30/19 10/28/19 5
Lee 09/24/19 10/24/19 2, 3
Lincoln 09/26/19 10/26/19 1
Marion 09/30/19 10/15/19 2, 3
Montgomery 09/23/19 10/23/19 2
Panola 09/30/19 11/04/19 2, 6
Pike 09/30/19 10/15/19 1
Pontotoc 09/30/19 11/04/19 2, 4
Prentiss 09/27/19 10/27/19 2
Rankin 09/26/19 10/26/19 2, 3
Scott 09/30/19 10/21/19 2
Simpson 09/27/19 10/27/19 2, 3
Smith 09/30/19 10/31/19 2
Tallahatchie 09/30/19 Until further notice 2-4
Tate 09/26/19 10/26/19 2
Walthall 09/30/19 10/30/19 1
Wayne 09/30/19 11/04/19 1
Webster 09/30/19 10/29/19 2
Yalobusha 10/01/19 10/31/19 2
Yazoo 09/27/19 10/27/19  2, 4, 5

 

Types of Exemptions:

  1. No exemptions from this burn ban
  2. Mississippi Forestry Commission
  3. Certified Burn Managers
  4. County Fire Services
  5. Commercial contractors with heavy construction equipment, providing that said burn meets Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) regulations. MDEQ’s open burning regulations can be found on their website, click here for more information.
  6. Agricultural field burn
  7. Other