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Burning permits fuel safety

September 26, 2007

Albany-- The Georgia Forestry Commission is pushing a "safety first" initiative. The lingering drought has already fueled a severe wildfire season this year in georgia and that has Forestry officials wanting everyone who will be burning to follow these guidelines. 

"The first thing you need to do is call us and make sure it is a good day to burn and that it is going to be a safe day. We will give you the weather report and let you know if there are any dangers or anything going on out there that you need to know about and if it is safe we will give you a permit. If you need us to come out and look at your burn and give you some advice, we will be happy to do that also" said Chief Ranger Dianne Pietras.

Getting a permit is easy, just call your area Forestry Commission office to see if conditions will be safe enough to be issued a permit.

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