Less than 24 hours after a burn ban was issued at all state parks and fishing lakes across Mississippi, wildlife officials have lifted the ban from 10 state parks.
Per a release from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), the following parks are now open to open fires:
- Lake Lowndes
- John Kyle
- P. Coleman
- Wall Doxey
- George P. Cossar
- Hugh White
- Leroy Percy
In addition, the burn ban has been lifted on Lake Lamar Bruce Lake and Tippah County Lake. Open fires – which include campfires, bonfires, fire pits, fire rings, burn barrels, debris burning, and field burning – are still prohibited for the time being at all other state parks and fishing lakes.
Those who deliberately violate the burn ban will face fines of up to $500.