Burn permits restricted

Published 6:16 pm Friday, March 25, 2011

A statewide restriction on outdoor burning has been issued by the Georgia Forestry Commission, due to dangerous fire conditions that require all available fire fighting resources.

Burn permits will not be issued until conditions improve.

“We appreciate the patience of every Georgian as we work to contain these fires,” said Alan Dozier, chief of protection for the Georgia Forestry Commission. “While conditions for burning might be favorable in some areas, in many others they are not. With our Rangers already fighting several fires in the southern part of the state, we just cannot risk additional outbreaks by granting burn permits in any location.”

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The burn restriction will be in place through Monday, March 28, according to Dozier.

“The implications could be dire,” emphasized Dozier we simply must keep safety first.”

The Georgia Forestry Commission is responsible for the suppression and prevention of wildfire statewide. For more information about the forestry industry and services of the Georgia Forestry Commission, visit GaTrees.org.