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:
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.