White County under fire weather watch

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — White County along with all of north and central Georgia is under a FIRE WEATHER WATCH for Saturday, March 26th.  A fire weather watch means that there is high potential for the development of critical fire weather condition.  Listen for later forecasts and possible RED FLAG WARNINGS.

White County Emergency Management discourages any outdoor burning for tomorrow, and if you chose to do so, you must follow the Outdoor Burning Guidelines listed below:

Remember SSTAR!

Space – Keep fires at least 25 feet from woodlands and forest
Space – Keep fires at least 50 feet from homes and other structures
Time – No burning before sunrise or after sunset
Attendance – Someone must be on-site until fire is extinguished

Reasonable precautions –

Keep tools and measures in place to prevent escaped fire;
Keep a continuous pressurized water source on site;
Create a man-made or natural barrier to contain fire;
Keep hand tools/fire-containing equipment on site

Weather awareness: No burning on NWS red flag warning days, Fire Danger designation of hazardous conditions – High/Extreme days, low relative humidity days, high winds, etc.

Remember the 5 responsibilities you have & must legally take when you burn hand piled debris.

Stay tuned to local media, and our county website (www.whitecountyga.gov) for additional information and possible warnings.

 

 

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