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Georgia Forestry Commission warns about wildfire dangers

SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

Georgia Forestry Commission officials say they expect another busy weekend of burning around South Georgia, and rangers urge people to be careful to prevent wildfires.

Forestry Commission Rangers say the grass, brush, bushes, and trees are still dry from the winter season, despite all the recent rains. 

Chief Ranger Brent McCarty said "A lot of people get that conception. They look at it and say we had an inch. Well, if you had a little bit of wind and humidity dries out. That next day good possibility that grass will burn with no trouble."

Rangers also remind you that you have to get a permit to burn trash.

To get one, call you local forestry unit, or the state number at 877 -652-2876. You can even get a burn permit on line here. 

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