Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
January 9, 2003
IRWIN CO. -- A small burn pit in Noel Peacock's yard started a major fire Wednesday.
"Cardboard got flaking off, piece blew in yard, got across the pasture, and got underneath the mobile homes," Chief Ranger Jimmy Davis said.
The fire spread over five acres, destroying three mobile homes, and badly damaging another. The associate pastor who is used to helping others burned out in homes, says there is a silver lining. The homes were repossessed so no one was injured, and his own home where the fire started and neighbors were saved. He says he learned his lesson and the Georgia Forestry Commission is hoping you do to.
When the flags are blowing in the gusting winds, its basically common sense you shouldn't be burning, but the GFC says if you're in doubt give them a call.
"We get weather update every morning, but if they got to do some burning, tell them permits or need to wait until another day," Davis said.
Some other tips, set up your burn pit like the rangers do, with a powerful hose nearby. Also, have a phone so you can call immediately when things get out of hand, the one thing Peacock says he wish he would have done more quickly.
The most dangerous conditions for burning are high winds and low humidity.