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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Immediate Temporary Burn Ban In Effect

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Due to extremely dry conditions, the Gordon County Fire Chief has requested an immediate temporary ban on all types of outdoor burning including brush fires, agricultural burning, burning trees or debris, campfires, open cooking fires, warming fires, and bonfires in all unincorporated areas of Gordon County, Georgia.  This shall also include a ban on the use of consumer fireworks.

Therefore, the Gordon County Board of Commissioners hereby resolves and declares an official ban on all types of outdoor fires and a ban on lighting any fireworks in all unincorporated areas of Gordon County, Georgia.  In other words, do not light any outdoor fires or shoot any fireworks while this ban is in effect. The only exception is a small cooking fire for meal preparation that is carefully contained within an outdoor grill.

Violation of this local burn ban could result in a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. In addition, the Violator could be held responsible for any damages resulting from an out of control fire. The Board also reminds the public that it is always illegal to burn household trash, furniture, cardboard, rubber, carpet, pallets and other similar materials.

This Burn Ban is effective November 7, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. and will remain in effect for thirty (30) days unless it is revoked sooner by the Gordon County Board of Commissioners.

So resolved this 7th day of November 2023.

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