Outdoor burn ban goes into effect May 1



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect May 1 in Forsyth County and lasts through Sept. 30.

The ban 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 to comply with federal clean air regulations.

During the summer months in Georgia, ozone in the air can reach unhealthy levels. Open burning has been identified as a significant contributor of the pollutants that form ozone.

For more information, visit www.forsythco.com or call the Forsyth County Fire Department’s office at 678-455-8072.

FH 04-30-14

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