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West Point issues burn ban

Two towns in the Golden Triangle, Starkville and West Point, are now under a burn ban

Posted: Sep 19, 2019 2:50 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2019 9:15 AM

WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - The city of West Point has issued a burn ban.

West Point/Clay County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) posted the alert to its Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon.

The alert points to the lack of rain and current dry conditions.

Clay County will likely issue a burn ban soon, according to the Facebook post.

People who live in the county are urged to not burn until further notice. This warning also includes controlled burning.

However, people who cook food on a grill can do so.

Municipalities have the ability to issue their own independent burn bans.

As of this article’s posting, Adams County is the only county in Mississippi that has issued a burn ban.

West Point's ban came one day after the city of Starkville announced its burn ban.

Related ArticleCity of Starkville issues burn ban

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