Fayette lifts burn ban

Fri, 01/11/2008 - 1:18pm
By: John Munford

OK to burn in Fayetteville too, but not PTC

Since the dry conditions have improved, the Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services has lifted the ban on outdoor burning.

The change was effective this morning at 8 a.m. The county is joining the city of Fayetteville, which also has lifted its ban. Meanwhile Peachtree City fire officials have not lifted their ban on outdoor burning.

Residents in the city of Fayetteville are also allowed to conduct outdoor burning once again.

The decision by Fayette County affects not just unincorporated Fayette but also Tyrone, Brooks and Woolsey, all areas that are served by the county fire department.

Officials will continue to monitor the environment and other indicators to make sure it remains safe for outdoor burning, officials said.

Recent rains, not including the deluge experienced Thursday evening and into Friday, were the primary reason the ban has been lifted, according to Fire Marshal Capt. David Scarbrough.

Deputy Chief Tom Bartlett encourages citizens to use safety precautions while burning and continue to use the automated burn permit line, (770)460-5730 extension 5468, to obtain a permit to burn. Citizens are required to call every day they wish to burn. If conditions deteriorate, then the burn ban may once again be put in place.

For a list of burning guidelines and safety tips citizens can call the automated burn permit line or visit the Fayette County website at www.fayettecountyga.gov.

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Submitted by redwingmum on Mon, 01/14/2008 - 6:28pm.

I have never quite understood why outside burning is allowed. Why are we not recycling instead of contaminating the air? Seems that every spring and fall when we are able to have our windows open somebody starts burning yard waste. For those of us who are sensitive to wood smoke this is very annoying. Seems to me Peachtree City has the right idea. We should all become a "green" county.

Submitted by tonto707 on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 8:28pm.

what i"ll be doing tomorrow!

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Submitted by Cyclist on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 4:06pm.

use city/county water to put out the fire when you're finsihed. You can get in trouble. Shocked

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