The Mississippi Forestry Commission announced Wednesday on Facebook that it has lifted the statewide burn ban it put into place on April 9. The ban was made official with a proclamation by Gov. Tate Reeves.
“Effective immediately, the statewide burn ban has been lifted,” the agency wrote. “Mississippians are encouraged to continue to use caution when burning outdoors. The Mississippi Forestry Commission reminds you that you are responsible for fire and smoke damage caused by a fire you set. Don’t burn on windy days.”
County burn bans remain in effect.
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