Community warned about wildfireBy SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,
Many use fire as a means of getting rid of yard debris, especially after spring and summer storms, so the Mississippi Forestry Commission is urging people to use proper precautions so burn piles don’t become wildfires.
The MFC is urging Mississippians to use extreme caution when burning debris from the April storms, as well as any other yard debris. Here are some important things to consider before burning.
• Check local ordinances to see if burning is permitted in your city.
• Check the MFC website for countywide or statewide burn bans.
• Check your local forecast. Don’t burn on dry, windy days.
• Check for alternative ways to dispose of trash, such as a landfill.