Apr. 29, 2013 – The burn ban is coming North Georgia,
so if you have been planning on doing some outdoor burning, you have only a few days left to accomplish that.
On Wednesday a state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect.
That goes for more than 50 Georgia counties, including Hall, Forsyth, and Gwinnett Counties.
This ban will last through September 30 and prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, trash, yard debris and storm damage.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes the ban on outdoor burning each year to comply with Federal Clean Air Regulations.
Officials say that during the summer months in Georgia, the ozone in the air can reach unhealthy levels and open burning has been identified as a significant contributor of the pollutants that form ozone.
Copyright Glory 1330 2013