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Statewide Burn Ban has been lifted
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Statewide Burn Ban has been lifted

The Georgia State Environmental Protection Division has lifted the "Statewide Burn Ban."

According to a news release, the State Fire Prevention Code still requires a burning permit be requested prior to burning.

Regulations include:

  • Burn permits are to be used for natural vegetative materials like leaves, small limbs, pine cones or pine straw
  • Man-made materials such as tires, shingles, paper, plastics, lumber or household garbage CANNOT be burned
  • Burn permits are good only for the day they are issued
  • No burning is allowed on windy days (10 mph or higher) or on days when atmospheric conditions (cloudy, overcast or raining) would cause the smok to remain low to the ground
  • Burning should not begin before 8 a.m. and should be completely extinguised before dark
  • There is no burning allowed on Sunday

To get a burn permit, please call the Macon-Bibb County Fire Prevention office at 478-751-2700. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

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