Attala County Under a Burn Ban


Emergency Management Director, Danny Townsend has announced that Attala County is under a burn ban until there is significant rainfall in the area.

According to Mississippi Code:  “Anyone who knowingly and willfully violates a burning ban is guilty of a misdemeanor. These persons may receive a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500.”

Mississippi Forestry Commission says during a burn ban, anything with an open flame that produces an ember is not allowed.  The wind can carry floating embers away from the original fire and start a spot fire up to one-half mile away from the burning area.

This includes:

  • Campfires
  • Bonfires
  • Fire pits
  • Fire rings
  • Burn barrels
  • Debris burning
  • Field burning

Attala County Fire Chief, Tim Cox says “It is critical that everyone refrain from these types of burns until such time as the ban is lifted or expired.  Currently the burn ban is set to expire on October 1st.  Although a continuation is likely if there is no rain before the expiration.”


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