The annual outdoor burn ban will expire October 1.
Barrow County Emergency Services reminds all citizens to follow safety practices and applicable laws when burning outdoors.
“Although we have had substantial rain this month the dangers are still there when burning your yard debris,” said Lieutenant Scott Dakin, public information officer for Barrow County Fire and Emergency Services. “It is important to keep the fire small and under control at all times.”
Leaves, small limbs and grass clippings are the only items permitted to be burned. Burning of man-made products is prohibited.
Fires must be supervised by an adult at all times and be located near an available and accessible water supply.
Barrow County citizens must obtain a burn permit from the Georgia Forestry Department before conducting any outdoor burns.
“If all citizens follow the regulations on outdoor burning it will be a safer fall for everyone,” said Dakin.
To review the applicable regulations and obtain a permit, visit the Georgia Forestry website at www.gfc.state.ga.us or call 1-877-652-2876.