Georgia Forestry Commission: Wildfire Risk High As July Fourth Holiday Approaches

All On Georgia
July 2, 2024
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US East

High temperatures and lack of widespread significant rainfall are prompting new safety warnings for the Independence Day holiday. The Georgia Forestry Commission is reminding residents that the use of fireworks may lead to an increased the risk of wildfire. “Although parts of the state have received some rainfall in the last few days, we still need everybody’s help in keeping our communities and our forestlands safe,” said Georgia Forestry Commission Chief of Protection Thomas Barrett. “As you plan outdoor activities, remember that any kind of spark or ember can be a hazard, especially fireworks that land near dry grasses and vegetation.” It’s important to know the local regulations that apply to the legal use of fireworks before you light a fuse. …“July Fourth is such a special holiday for all of us,” said Barrett. “Have fun with carefully planned celebrations that include deliberate fire safety awareness.”

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