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Fire officials remind Decatur Co. residents about fine for burning trash

(Source: Decatur Co. Fire and Rescue) (Source: Decatur Co. Fire and Rescue)
DECATUR CO., GA (WALB) -

Firefighters in Decatur County want to remind residents that they can get a hefty fine for burning household trash.

Decatur County Fire Rescue and Climax Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a fire on Monday where someone was doing just that.

Right now the Georgia Forestry Commission does not have a burn ban, but it is illegal to burn household trash. 

The rule is that if it didn't grow there, you can't burn it. 

Officials said residents must get a permit if they plan on burning.

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