Outdoor burn ban coming May 1

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Spring is here and outdoor landscaping and other activities are set to get underway. Along with the season is the resumption of the outdoor burn ban for Fayette County that runs from May 1 until Sept. 30.

The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services is reminding all Fayette County residents that the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Open Burning Ban will be in effect May 1 through Sept. 30.

Fayette County is one of 45 counties that are subject to the open burning ban during the summer months. No outdoor burning will be allowed until the ban is lifted on Oct. 1.

“It is very important for all citizens in Fayette County to follow the burn ban rules and regulations for the health and safety of our citizens during these months,” said Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief David Scarbrough.

For more information about the ban and safe outdoor burning, residents can visit the website at www.fayettecountyga.gov. — Ben Nelms