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DeSoto County Extends Burn Ban
DeSoto County has extended its burn ban to August 9th as drought conditions persist across the Mid-South.
Mid-South Under Burn Ban for July 4th
Most places staging fireworks shows this Independence Day took extra precautions. Grounds were wetted down, and extra EMS and firefighting crews were on hand, all thanks to Mother Nature’s unrelenting heat and a burn ban in place throughout the Mid-South.
EMA Says To Stop Fires, Stop Littering
The county is dealing with multiple fires every day. Several start along the side of the road from sparks or cigarettes. The Emergency Management Agency says one of the best ways people can help prevent fires is to crack down on littering.
Burn Bans have Firefighters on Edge for July 4th Fireworks
Fireworks cause more than 30,000 fires a year in the U.S. With most of the Mid-South under burn bans, the Memphis Fire Department fears this year could be more dangerous than ever.
DeSoto Firefighters on High Alert with Burn Ban, 4th of July
The Emergency Management Agency says it only takes a spark or a cigarette to ignite a flame the wind can carry for miles. With the Fourth of July close, they're worried about fireworks.
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