Summertime outdoor burn ban to be lifted Oct. 1

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Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The annual summertime outdoor burn ban will be lifted Oct. 1 for 54 Georgia counties.

"Georgians who want to burn outdoor debris piles must always get a burn permit," said Frank Sorrells, chief of protection for the Georgia Forestry Commission, in a news release. "They're easy to secure online when local weather conditions are favorable."

The counties included in this are: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Columbia, 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, Richmond, Rockdale, Spalding, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Walker and Walton.

If you want to burn larger areas, contact your local Georgia Forestry Commission office.

For more information, click here. You can call 1-877-OK2-BURN to apply for a permit.

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