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Summer ban on outdoor burning begins Tuesday
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If you have outdoor trash to burn, you have today to get it done: The summer burn ban in Hall and other Georgia counties takes effect Tuesday.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division prohibits burning in 54 area counties to reduce pollutants that create ground-level ozone.

And depending on the weather, burning may not be allowed today.

“The burn permit line may not be issuing permits on certain days due to weather conditions” said Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle in a news release.

Cagle says if the humidity is too low or winds are too high, burning will not be allowed. Residents need to call the automated line at 770-536-2442 to see if permits are being issued.

“Don’t let these last few days and your desire to burn get the best of you. We have issued several citations this last week due to folks not abiding by the local burn ordinance,” Cagle said.

Fines for illegal outdoor burning can range from $100 to $1,000.

For more information, contact Cagle at 770-531-6838 or scagle@hallcounty.org.

 

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