Mississippi issues wildland fire alert requesting no outdoor burning in state

The Mississippi Forestry Commission has issued a statewide wildland fire alert effective October 1st. They are requesting no outdoor burning anywhere in the state.

30 counties statewide have countywide burn bans, including several total burn bans until further notice.

This come as much of Mississippi faced the driest and hottest September on record.

The state expects more countywide burn bans to come in affect over the coming weeks.

If you see a wildfire, you can precent disaster by calling 911 or MFC Dispatch at 877-MFC-FIRE.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.