/Gov Bryant lifts partial state burn ban

Gov Bryant lifts partial state burn ban

The governor declared a partial state-level ban on 52 counties in the state. This was due to extreme dry conditions and fire danger, which affected everything from construction sites to pecan production. Bryant issued a statement on Friday stating that these conditions “no more threaten public safety.” The burn ban was lifted despite severe drought conditions in most of the state, as per the U.S. Drought Monitor. According to the Mississippi Forestry Commission, 15 county-level burn bans are still in place in Calhoun and Claiborne counties. The Mississippi Forestry Commission approves burn bans that are requested by county boards of supervisors. This ban applies to all open flames that produce an ember. It also includes bonfires, fire pits, debris, and fireworks._x000D