Ten counties in the Pine Belt are currently under a burn ban.
According to the state forestry commission, people in those counties should not start a fire.
Anyone caught burning during a burn ban will be fined up to $500.
The counties under the burn ban include: Smith, Simpson, Jeff Davis, Covington, Jones, Wayne, Marion, Walthall, Lamar and Lawrence.
Bans are requested by the county board of supervisors and approved by the Mississippi Forestry Commission.
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