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Brush fires become a concern this time of year

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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The air is dry and grass is dormit which are two perfect conditions for brush fires. They could spread quickly to nearby buildings and neighborhoods.

That's what started a small brush fire behind Albany Mini-Warehouses at Ledo Road and Highway 82 Friday night.

They were able to put it out quickly and no one was hurt. However, firefighters say a simple gust of wind can turn a controlled fire into a full-fledged blaze if left unattended.

Firemen also stress abiding by guidelines from the Georgia Forestry Commission. That means get a permit. To see what guidelines you need to obtain a burn permit, click here. 

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