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Outdoor burning will be suspended inside the City of Magee Tuesday and Wednesday.

The NWS has posted a wildfire danger alert for our area. Low humidity values & increased winds are expected today & Wednesday. Due to these weather conditions, a potentially dangerous situation now exists – to the public & to our firefighters.

Therefore, in an attempt to prevent or lessen chances of a potentially dangerous situation from developing, the privileges of outdoor burning are now suspended with in the City of Magee (this suspension does not include the unincorporated areas of Simpson County). All outdoor burning is prohibited including open pit fires, camp fires, or fires in containers. This does not include legitimate barbecue grills & smokers. The suspension of all outdoor burning will remain in effect through Wednesday. This suspension is expected to be lifted, allowing outdoor burning to resume, Thursday when the NWS forecast is for better weather conditions, & removes the alert.   

Thank you for your cooperation.

         Charles Valadie – Fire Marshal

 

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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

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