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Burn Bans

The following counties are under a burn ban.  Burn Bans are requested by the County Board of Supervisors and approved by the Mississippi Forestry Commission.  All burn bans expire at midnight on the stated date of expiration.



Date Issued 

Date Expires 

Exemptions (See below)

Franklin Co 02-10-2015 03-02-2015  2,7
Hinds Co 02-10-2015 03-10-2015  2,5
Jefferson Davis Co 02-12-2015 02-19-2015  2,3

(Any person who knowingly and willfully violates a burning ban is guilty of a misdemeanor and may

be fined not less than $100 and not more than $500.  Section 49-19-351 of MS Code of 1972, as amended).


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 the State's DEQ regulations.  MDEQ regulations regarding open burning of brush piles require a separation distance of 1,500 feet from a residence without forced air assistance and 500 feet with forced air assistance.

  6. Agriculture field burn

  7. Other: USFS Homochitto National Forest


Remember to check back before doing any outdoor burning as  burn bans are subject to change at any time.