Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Burn ban now in effect.

Milton Fire Marshal Matthew Marietta would like to remind the community the state's "burn ban" goes into effect Wednesday, May 1.

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

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