The burn ban in Attala County has been lifted.
That decision was announced during Monday’s meeting of the Attala County Board of Supervisors.
Even though the ban is lifted, Attala Central Fire Chief Tim Cox urges those that are burning to not leave their fire unattended.
Attala Central Fire Chief, Tim Cox tells Breezy News that the burn ban for Attala County that was set to expire on October 1st has been extended to November 1st.
Emergency Management Director, Danny Townsend 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.
- 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.”
**burn ban has been extended to November 1st**