First Burn Ban Of The Year

In what may be the first of many this summer, the city of D'Iberville has issued a burn ban. City officials say recent dry weather prompted today's ban. You may recall, less than two weeks ago a wildfire burned nearly one-thousand acres and threatened homes in Jackson county.

In April, forestry officials saw wildfires up 20 percent over last year. D'Iberville city officials say the burn ban won't be lifted until we get more rain in the area.