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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Americus residents will be ticketed for burning leaves on their property.

This was confirmed by Americus Fire Chief Allen Erkhart Tuesday afternoon.

"On Saturday they want to get rid of them (leaves) quick," Erkhart said. "That's the quick way to do it but like I say, they are going to be ticketed, they're not going to have a warning, its going to be ticketed."

Officials say they have seen instances where burning leaves can turn into a house fire.

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