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Some MS counties under a burn ban

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(WMC-TV) - Residents in several north Mississippi counties are under a burn ban.

Citizens in Lee, Panola, Tate, and Tallahatchie counties are now prohibited from burning trash, brush, or anything else unless they have a valid permit from the Department of Environmental Quality.

If they are caught burning without a permit, a misdemeanor charge could be in their future.

Officials have not yet said how long the burn ban may last. However, mother nature will directly impact the longevity of the ban.

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