Under the authority of the Walton County Board of Commissioners, Walton County Fire Rescue has declared a Fire Emergency and implement a total Outdoor Burn Ban, effective Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, until further notice.
This means absolutely no outdoor fires including including land clearing, burn pits, fireworks, campfires, bonfires, and the burning of all types of yard debris. to remain in effect until the dry conditions improve. According to a press release from WCFR this Burn Ban is being implemented due to the “high fire danger” conditions that are present in Walton County as well as in coordination with the Georgia Forestry Commission’s temporary suspension on ALL outdoor burning due to persistent drought conditions throughout the State of Georgia, and our region.
Outdoor burning will only resume when conditions are within an acceptable range and the suspension has been lifted by the Georgia Forestry Commission.
For additional information about the burn ban, contact Walton County Fire Rescue at 770-267-1315, or the Georgia Forestry Commission at 770-207-4204.
In the meantime, firefighters and fire officials from WCFR as well as the City of Monroe continue to send crews to north Georgia to join the thousands of firefighters from all over the country that are battling the wildfires.