JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A state-mandated burn ban on all outdoor burning is in effect from May 1 through Sept. 30.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has imposed the ban to comply with Federal Clean Air Regulations. According to the Georgia Forestry Commission, careless burning of debris is the leading cause of wildfires in Georgia.
In the hot months of summer, the ozone in the air can reach unhealthy levels. Outdoor burning is a significant contributor to the pollutants that form ozone, according to the Georgia EPD.
For more information about the burn ban, the outdoor Burning Guidelines and to submit an online Outdoor Burn Request form, visit the Johns Creek City website at johnscreekga.gov.