Many fires reported in Attala over the weekend

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Firefighters in Attala County were busy this weekend with several woods and grass fires.

County Fire Chief, Tim Cox tells Breezy News that they were dispatched to 6 calls for woods and grass fires.  Firefighters were able to extinguish all the blazes without requesting assistance from other agencies.

Attala County is now under a burn ban until December 18, 2023.

According to the MS Forestry Commission, anything with an open flame that produces an ember is not allowed during a burn ban. 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.

What is Not Allowed During a Burn Ban:

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

What is Allowed During a Burn Ban:

  • Propane/Gas grills
  • Propane/Gas heaters
  • Charcoal grills

Use these items as described by their manufacturer, safely away from combustible materials, and never left unattended. Dispose of them properly after use.

Charcoal grill briquettes are of great concern. After use, always let the coals cool completely and douse in water before disposing of them in a metal container. The residual ash should be cold to the touch before disposal.

2 comments
  1. G.S.
    G.S.
    November 6, 2023 at 4:23 PM

    No one should be burning anything, the way I see it. Give them a fine and jail time. Since they can’t read or understand what you say.

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    • Michael
      Michael
      November 7, 2023 at 10:47 AM

      The burn ban expired Nov 1st. It was reinstated late yesterday, Nov 5th.
      There are exemptions for Certified Burn Managers, Commercial contractors with heavy construction equipment, and Agricultural field burns.

      Reply

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