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Outside burning still dangerous

June 18, 2007

Valdosta - Rangers are still concerned about wildfire potential even with recent rains.

A small trash fire nearly got out of hand in Brooks County

Georgia Forestry Commission Rangers were called to Robinson Road in Morven near Georgia 133 Sunday afternoon.

They say a man had been burning yard debris and left it unattended. Rangers were able to contain the fire before it got out of control.

They estimate it burnt about five acres but were able to put it out before it spread further.

The Valdosta Fire Department they are still banning burning in the city.  "We are not issuing any commercial permits and we are not allowing any burning in the city of Valdosta. We've had some rain but not enough to change this," says Captain James Williams.  Fire Marshal at the Valdosta Fire Department.

The Georgia Forestry Commission is issuing limited burn permits that must be used with a burn pit and blower.

They warn burning anything is still extremely dangerous and should be closely monitored at all times.

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