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Three Pine Belt counties issue burn bans

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Three brush fires claimed several acres in Jones County on Friday.

Several counties issued a burn ban on the heels of the National Weather Service's urgent red-flag warning.

Jones County Emergency Management Director Don McKinnon said there should be absolutely no burning allowed in Jones County for at least the next two weeks.

He said three fires took place after the burn ban was issued, and those residents could be fined.

McKinnon said low humidity, high winds and extremely dry grass, brush and woodlands are why a burn ban is needed.

Lamar and Wayne Counties also issued burn bans Friday.

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