UPDATE AS OF 10/22/2019:
The 2019 Summer Burn Ban has been lifted.
UPDATE AS OF 10/1/2019:
Due to extremely dry conditions, Gordon County remains under a burn ban until further notice. The burn ban includes all types of outdoor fires and a ban on lighting any fireworks in all unincorporated areas of Gordon County, Georgia. The only exception is a small cooking fire 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 Gordon County Board of Commissioners also reminds the public that it is always illegal to burn household trash, furniture, cardboard, rubber, carpet, pallets, and other similar materials.
The local burn ban is effective October 1, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. and will remain in effect until it is revoked by the Gordon County Board of Commissioners.
The summer burning ban is now in effect until September 30, 2019. For more information about the summer burn ban, please visit https://epd.georgia.gov/air/summer-open-burning-ban
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