Monday, September 28, 2015

Burn Bans Continue

Upon the recommendation of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, Rankin and Madison Counties are presently under burn bans.  Madison County issued theirs on July 20; it is set to expire October 24. Rankin County's went into effect September 3, and is set to expire this Thursday.  There is an exemption for agricultural field burning in Rankin Counties, but that is it.

Per Miss. Code Ann. 49-19-351, intentional violations of burn bans are subject to prosecution for a misdemeanor, and can be fined up to $500.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what this includes? Is it any type of outside burning whatsoever? For instance, is one prohibited from starting a fire in their outdoor fireplace when a burn ban is in effect? Or does it just include burning leaves, limbs, etc. on the ground? I've reviewed the statute, and it just refers to outside burning. This arguably includes all manner of outside burning.