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Outdoor burn ban extended in Forsyth County due to drought

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Georgia Forestry Commission has restricted burning in Forsyth County past the normal date when the summer outdoor burn ban ends due to drought conditions.

According to a news release sent on Wednesday afternoon by Forsyth County’s government, the commission announced outdoor burning permits will not be issued in the county “for the foreseeable future” due to the conditions.

The restriction prohibits all outdoor burning, including leaves, trash, yard debris and storm damage.

Drought conditions, ongoing fire activity and forecast models showing no significant moisture were taken into account in the decision.

No timeline has been determined for the restriction, though it will depend on future weather conditions.

According to the Forsyth County Government website, some limited exceptions are allowed such as recreation and cooking fires, campfires, and equipment that uses an open flame. 

For more information on burning regulations, go to or call the Forsyth County Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office at (678) 455-8072.