The ban, which is enacted because of dry conditions and environmental health regulations, is issued by the state Environmental Protection Division and covers Milton, the rest of Fulton County and a number of other surrounding counties. It lasts until Sept. 30.
The following types of open burning are banned:
Burning of leaves, tree limbs, or other yard wastes Burning of vegetative waste from land clearing Burning over of forest land by the owners of the land Please note: Outdoor fireplaces and other types of fire pits are allowed if constructed and located properly. If in doubt, contact the Prevention Bureau at 678-242-2541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.