During its regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors invoked a burn ban for the county due to dry conditions.
The ban is in effect until Nov. 1, although it could be lifted sooner if conditions improve sufficiently.
The board voted to allow Jerry Johnson to work with the Mississippi Forestry Commission to determine if conditions improve enough to end the band before the board meets again on Nov. 1.
The ban will be enforced by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. The ban means no outdoor burning is allowed in the county, although it does not prohibit outdoor cooking. (October 5, 2010, Page 1)