Jackson, Miss. - Effective December 9, 2016, all remaining County burn bans have been lifted. Please continue to use care when engaging in outdoor burning activities. Check the weather forecast - do not burn on windy days, and find out if there is a burn ban in your area before doing any outdoor burning.
After Governor Bryant's Partial State Level ban was lifted, each County Board of Supervisors had the option to lift their burn ban or allow it to expire on the predetermined deadline. Burn ban paperwork is submitted by the County Board of Supervisors and approved by the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Burn ban updates are then posted on our website and announced through social media, visit www.mfc.ms.gov/burn-bans for up-to-date information.
To report a wildfire, dial 911 or call the Central Dispatch number for your area:
- Northwest Region: 1-877-226-5414
- Northeast Region: 1-800-681-8760
- Southwest Region: 1-888-823-3473
- South Central Region: 1-800-736-9115
- Southeast Region: 1-800-240-5161
Established in 1926, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) protects the state’s valuable forest resources from wildfire, manages approximately 480,000 acres of forested School Trust Land, and delivers quality forest management services and assistance to both rural and urban landowners. Our mission is to provide active leadership in forest protection, forest management, forest inventory, and effective forest information distribution, necessary for Mississippi's sustainable forest-based economy. There are approximately 19.8 million forested acres in Mississippi. The forestry and forest products industry has a $12.79 billion economic impact on the state of Mississippi and represents almost 70,000 jobs.
Mississippi Forestry Commission Website - www.mfc.ms.gov
Click here to visit the MFC on Facebook
Click here to visit the MFC on Twitter
To view an up-to-date list of burn bans, visit: www.mfc.ms.gov/burn-bans
To report a wildfire, visit: www.mfc.ms.gov/wildfire-report