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.