Article Comment 

Burn Ban Issued for Lowndes County

 

 

Jeff Clark

 

 

BY JEFF CLARK 

 

jclark@cdispatch.com 

 

The Mississippi Forestry Commission has issued a burn ban for Lowndes County at the request of the board of supervisors. The ban was initiated Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. It will last through July 31, but it can be lifted if there is significant rainfall. 

 

"We decided with the dry conditions and hot weather to put in a request for a burn ban to the Forestry Commission," Lowndes County Fire Administrator Sammy Fondren said. "It's a big ordeal to get one signed. All of the supervisors are signed off on this request." 

 

Fondren said the burn band does not include fireworks. 

 

"It's illegal to shoot them in the city," Fondren said. "But this ban doesn't extend to fireworks or firework shows in the county." 

 

Thirty counties currently have implemented a ban on burning, including Monroe and Clay counties.  

 

A current list of counties prohibiting burning can be found Here.

 

 

 

printer friendly version | back to top

 

 

 

Most Viewed News Stories

 

1. Man arrested for wedding day melee COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

2. 'Stan the Man' retires COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

3. Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

4. Murder victim's attacker pleads guilty to assault COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

5. SOCSD assistant superintendent vying for boss' job STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

 

More popular content      Suggest a story

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email