Several acres on Crowder Creek Rd. burned today despite the current burn ban that Leake County is under. Just after 10 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023, the Carthage Fire Department, Leake County Correctional Volunteers, and other volunteers... Read More.
Carthage Fire Chief, Lonzo Jones tells Kicks 96 News that the Leake County Board of Supervisors has issued a burn ban that begins today, Monday, September 18th and expires Monday, October 16th. If deemed necessary, the expiration date may be extended.No burn permits will... Read More.
The City of Carthage has announced that a burn ban is in effect until further notice within the City limits of Carthage.No burn permits will be issued during this time, and anyone caught burning will receive a $1,000.00 fine.
UPDATE: The burn ban has been lifted at these state parks: Trace, Legion, Lake Lowndes, John Kyle, Tombigbee, J.P. Coleman, Wall Doxey, George P. Cossar, Hugh White and Leroy Percy-- also at Lake Lamar Bruce and Tippah County Lake. ORIGINAL STORY:No campfires allowed at the... Read More.
The Mississippi Forestry Commission has provided a list of activities that are allowed and not allowed as part of the current burn ban. See belowAllowed: Propane/ gas grills, propane/ gas heaters, and charcoal grills are allowed under burn bans. They should be used... Read More.
A statewide burn ban is in effect immediately. A proclamation was signed by Governor Tate Reeves with advisement from the Mississippi Forestry Commission. "The Covid -19 pandemic has put significant strain on Mississippi's Emergency Medical Services professionals, particularly the state's rural volunteer fire departments,"... Read More.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state burn ban has been lifted because of recent rainfall but some county bans are still in effect.News outlets report Bryant made the announcement Monday after consulting with the Mississippi Forestry Commission.State Forester Russell Bozeman says the department... Read More.
At the request and advice of the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC), Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a proclamation initiating a statewide burn ban, effective immediately. The burn ban will remain in place until further notice.“Much of the state is experiencing significant drought conditions,” said... Read More.