Fayetteville residents urged to refrain from outdoor burning while drought continues

Due to the continuing drought conditions in our area, The City of Fayetteville Fire Department will continue with the Burn Ban on all outdoor burning within the City limits of Fayetteville until further notice.  The severe drought condition in our immediate area poses a higher than normal Fire Risk to our community.  Fire Department officials will continue to evaluate conditions on a weekly basis and will determine if outdoor burning will be allowed once conditions improve.

In 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern part of the state and including Fayette, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division sets annual summer burning restrictions to reduce emissions from ground level ozone that may jeopardize air quality. Those restrictions are normally lifted from Oct. 1 through April 30 annually. Even after the general ban is lifted, residents wishing to burn outdoors must comply with special rules and must get a free burning permit through the state website GaTrees.org.

Sep 30, 2019 3:52 pm |