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Two more ticketed for burn ban violation over weekend

County firemen got called out three times over the weekend, and two citations to appear in justice court for violating the countywide burn ban were issued.
Fire coordinator Jimmy Boyd said two small Saturday fires were extinguished Saturday.
One of those fires was started by a trash fire set in a resident’s yard. It got out of control and burned a little over an acre, Boyd said.
Sunday, a more serious fire, also started when a trash fire got out of control, developed into a small woods fire.
Tylertown, Enon and Oak Grove firemen were called to that fire, along with the Mississippi Forestry Commission.
“These fires were caused by people who were aware of the burn ban, yet they attempted to burn trash anyway,” Boyd said.
He noted that at least seven tickets have been issued to burn ban violators.
“The word is getting out that tickets are being issued, and that’s helped stop a lot of the fire runs,” Boyd said. “Just remember that any open flame outside can ignite the grass while we are undergoing drought conditions. It will take a long period of sustained rainfall to bring moisture levels back to normal before the burn ban can be lifted.”

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