Georgia’s outdoor burn ban goes into effect May 1. Residents who plan to burn hand-piled brush must go to www.gatrees.org or call 1-877-OK2-BURN to obtain a burn permit. Burning conditions and fire weather forecasts are available on the gatrees.org website.
Don't forget and mark it on your calander. In our rural county we do not want our smoke to spoil the air of Atlanta or Clayton County. It would not be good for the cars on the interstate or the grass around Sandy Springs.
Disha, you are correct in your statement about government control. The burn ban, however, relieves a HUGE amount of pressure on local fire departments as well as the Forestry Service by eliminating a huge portion of brush fires during the dry summer months. It's not just about air quality. If folks who wish to burn outdoors would be willing to pay for the man and equipment costs incurred when their incompetence and/or irresponsibilty causes resources to be deployed then they could burn. Are you prepared to pay?
I regret interupting this exchange, but: anyone in Pike wanting to send any personal hygiene items, water, etc.. to storm victims in Lamar can drop items off at prison and I will have them transfered to staging areas in Bville.
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