ALERT: Fire danger extremely high with drought

Fire danger extremely high

The fire threat is forecast to be high to extremely high on Friday due to a combination low humidity, gusty winds and tinder dry conditions.  

Atlanta is in severe to extreme drought according to the latest drought monitor.  A fast moving cold front will cause the winds to gust up to 30 mph and that will fan any flames get started.  

Most counties are not issuing burn permits to individuals wanting to burn fall leaves or other debris.  Burn permits must be obtained through your county forestry ranger's office.  Find out more at the Georgia Forestry Commission website

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