List of active burn bans

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MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) – A statewide burn ban has been put into effect immediately throughout the entire state of Mississippi.

Governor Phil Bryant signed a proclamation Wednesday at the request of the Mississippi Forestry Commission.

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Under the statewide ban, outdoor burning of any kind is not allowed.

Anyone caught violating the burn ban can be fine and be held responsible for any damages caused by a fire.

From September 1 to September 30, MFC wildland firefighters responded to and suppressed 239 wildfires that burned approximately 4,200 acres throughout the state.

The ban is in place until further notice.

To see a full list of burn bans in Mississippi, click here.

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