Trash burns fence and shed - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Trash burns fence and shed

Trash burning leads to a bigger fire than expected (Source: WALB) Trash burning leads to a bigger fire than expected (Source: WALB)
Sam Harris (Source: WALB) Sam Harris (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany firefighters recommend you not burn items in your yard, saying it's a danger to your property and your neighbor's. A fire on East Park Road caused some damage Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters say the yard debris fire Calvin Beckham started the day before flared back up because of wind.

It burned large portions of his neighbor's privacy fence and shed.

Firefighters say homeowners can only legally burn a small amount of yard debris.

"You can burn limbs and leaves that fall on your property, up unto the diameter of an inch and a half. Anything larger than that is supposed to be hauled off," said AFD investigator Sam Harris.

Firefighters say fortunately a neighbor called 911 to report the fire before it threatened anyone's home.

They recommend you have your yard debris removed by the county.

Copyright 2016 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • breaking

    Dougherty Co. Commissioners cancel Lee Co. hospital CON lawsuit

    Dougherty Co. Commissioners cancel Lee Co. hospital CON lawsuit

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:44:20 GMT

    Dougherty Co. Commissioners dismissed their own lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Community Health after months of cumulative litigation. Commissioners filed a notice of the voluntary dismissal Monday in Fulton County court, canceling the lawsuit.

    More >>

    Dougherty Co. Commissioners dismissed their own lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Community Health after months of cumulative litigation. Commissioners filed a notice of the voluntary dismissal Monday in Fulton County court, canceling the lawsuit.

    More >>
  • Dougherty Co. employment turnover rate rising

    Dougherty Co. employment turnover rate rising

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:31:41 GMT
    Commission as a whole discussed budget for over an hour (Source: WALB)Commission as a whole discussed budget for over an hour (Source: WALB)
    Commission as a whole discussed budget for over an hour (Source: WALB)Commission as a whole discussed budget for over an hour (Source: WALB)

    On Monday commissioners learned that for the 2018 calendar year the employee turnover rate is trending at 24%, or nearly one-quarter of employees leaving. 

    More >>

    On Monday commissioners learned that for the 2018 calendar year the employee turnover rate is trending at 24%, or nearly one-quarter of employees leaving. 

    More >>
  • Dougherty Co. commissioners narrow options for budget

    Dougherty Co. commissioners narrow options for budget

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:26:11 GMT
    County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas gives input on fiscal year 2019 budget talks. (Source: WALB)County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas gives input on fiscal year 2019 budget talks. (Source: WALB)
    County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas gives input on fiscal year 2019 budget talks. (Source: WALB)County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas gives input on fiscal year 2019 budget talks. (Source: WALB)

    Time is running out for Dougherty County Commissioners to organize their budget for fiscal year 2019. On Monday, commissioners discussed fifteen potential options for millage rate increases.  

    More >>

    Time is running out for Dougherty County Commissioners to organize their budget for fiscal year 2019. On Monday, commissioners discussed fifteen potential options for millage rate increases.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly