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Public Service Announcement From the Georgia Forestry Commission

GRIFFIN - The Georgia Forestry Commission would like to remind everyone that as of September 30, 2017 the EPD’s summer burn restrictions will expire and that we will once again begin issuing burning permits beginning October 1, 2017. You may obtain a permit for yard debris and leaf piles from the GFC web site at www.gatrees.org. Click on Burn Permits and following the instructions.

“It is a very big help to us for citizens burning yard debris to obtain their permit from our website,” said Chief Ranger Jeff Kenerly. “The website also provides burning and fire weather information to citizens obtaining a permit.”

Citizens still may also call the automated permit system at 1-877-652-2876.

For land clearing or acreage burns you must call your local GFC office.

Citizens need to remember that smoke can be a very big problem. Wind direction and smoke dispersion should be considered before burning.

The numbers for the Clayton, Lamar, Pike, Spalding and Upson offices are 770-227-5522, 770-229-3005 or 706-646-6011.

Submitted 9.18.17