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By CARL SMITH
The city of Starkville lifted a burn ban Wednesday after almost two weeks of dry conditions.
â€śOver the last two days, the city of Starkville received at least three inches of rain,â€ť Fire Marshal Mark McCurdy said. â€śNow that weâ€™re back to not having a ban, if someone wants to burn, theyâ€™re required to come get a burn permit from the city.â€ť
Dry ground conditions over an extended amount of time can turn a small grass fire into a large blaze.