BURNING RESTRICTIONS END
RE: Outdoor Recreational Burning
Coweta County Citizens:
During the past two weeks Coweta County has received approximately six (6) inches of rain. This has been beneficial rains that have significantly decreased the threat of wild fires in our region. At this time the Coweta County Fire Rescue Department believes the threat of fire has been reduced to a safe level, thus prompting the decision to release all outdoor burn restrictions. This includes outdoor recreational and yard debris burning. The Georgia Forestry Commission has started issuing permits for yard debris burning.
The Coweta County Fire Department is asking that our citizens continue to use extreme caution with any outdoor open burning. All outdoor open fires should be attended at all times by an adult and completely extinguished after use. Soak the fire with water until all flames are out, stir the ashes with a sturdy noncombustible pole and soak completely with water. After 30 minutes to one hour, recheck the fire pit and perform the same operation as stated above to ensure all hot embers and ashes are completely extinguished.
Coweta County is still below the normal rainfall for this time of year. Our department will continue to monitor conditions closely and in conjunction with the Georgia Forestry Commission make the most appropriate decisions regarding burns restrictions.
I would like to thank the Coweta County community for their cooperation and efforts in making Coweta County a “Fire Safe Community”
Deron P. Wilson, MBA, CFO, MIFireE
Coweta County Fire Rescue Department