SLOCOMB, Ala (WDHN)—The city of Slocomb has issued a burn ban within city limits until further notice.

Violation of this ban could result in a citation being issued.

Over the past week, Slocomb Fire and Rescue has responded to multiple outdoor fires.

This ban comes right before fire prevention week, October 9-15.

On October 27, a Red Flag Warning was issued for Wiregrass and Western Florida counties. The Warning was in effect for one day. A Red Flag Warning indicates that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly

Hartford Mayor Neil Strickland has also put a burn ban on Hartford starting October 10. Like Slocomb, if the ban is violated, a fine and citation will be issued.

Holmes County has also issued a burn ban.