There have been citizens that have continued to try to burn despite burn bans being in place and despite recent wildfires in Jefferson County. Recently, Jefferson County Deputies began issuing citations to citizens caught burning during the burn ban when local fire departments have requested for a citation to be issued.

Woods joined Good Morning Deltaplex on 101.3 FM Friday morning to discuss the citations his agency is issuing.

Woods said that there is also the possibility of land owners filing civil suits against anyone that burns and causes damage to property. Additionally, he said if his department issues a citation the person cited must appear in court.

Good Morning Deltaplex host Greg Horne asked Woods if a person could be taken to jail for burning during the burn ban, and Woods gave his response.

According to Arkansas State Law, Unlawful burning is a Class A misdemeanor: punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000.00, or a jail sentence of not more than one (1) year, or both such fine and imprisonment.