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Annual Burn Ban Ends September 30

Post Date:09/15/2017 12:35 PM

The burn ban will officially be lifted on October 1, please be advised that if you are planning on burning you MUST first check with Gwinnett County Fire Marshall as to whether or not it is an allowable burn day.

Many factors come into play that affect whether or not you can burn and this can change on a daily basis. A few of these factors are:

  • Prevailing winds that are predicted to be, or are, in excess of 15 miles per hour
  • Air pollution episodes
  • The National Weather Service issues a "Red Flag Warning" or a "Fire Weather Watch," when there is fog, rain, or a cloud base that is diffused or ill-defined

These are just some of the factors taken into consideration as to whether it will be an allowable burn day or not. No burning of solid waste or household garbage is allowed. Burning is NOT allowed on Sundays or nights.

This is not the full content of the Gwinnett Department of Fire and Emergency Services "Outdoor and Open Burning" and "Outdoor Burning Ordinance Restrictions" and should not be interpreted as such. For the complete content, please visit the Gwinnett County Fire Marshal site at www.gwinnettfiremarshal.com click on the tab "Outdoor Burning."

Remember BEFORE burning, check with Gwinnett County Fire Marshal first at either of the two contacts below: Burn Information Line 678-518-4979 - www.gwinnettfiremarshal.com.

The Burn Information line and website are updated daily by 9:00 a.m. If you suspect someone is improperly burning, please report it by calling 770-513-5700.

*Remember: Do not bury the fire. The fire will continue to smolder. Tree roots could catch on fire which will eventually surface and start a wildfire. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave!

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