Outdoor burning ban to begin May 1 for some Ga. counties

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Thursday, April 25, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- An outdoor ban on burning will go into effect for Richmond and Columbia counties on May 1.

The ban is issued each year by the Environmental Protection Division to help protect air quality in the state.

The following 52 counties are also included in the ban:

  • Banks
  • Barrow
  • Bartow
  • Bibb
  • Butts
  • Carroll
  • Catoosa
  • Chattooga
  • Cherokee
  • Clarke
  • Clayton
  • Cobb
  • Coweta
  • Crawford
  • Dawson
  • DeKalb
  • Douglas
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Forsyth
  • Fulton
  • Gordon
  • Gwinnett
  • Hall
  • Haralson
  • Heard
  • Henry
  • Houston
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jones
  • Lamar
  • Lumpkin
  • Madison
  • Meriwether
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Newton
  • Oconee
  • Paulding
  • Peach
  • Pickens
  • Pike
  • Polk
  • Putnam
  • Rockdale
  • Spalding
  • Troup
  • Twiggs
  • Upson
  • Walker
  • Walton

If you live in an area of Georgia not under the ban, you will have to get a burn permit from the Georgia Forestry Commission. To obtain a permit, you can call a local office of the GFC or visit GaTrees.org.


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