State forestry commission explains why fire risk is high in Northwest Georgia

By Cornelia Nicholson
Local 3 News
October 23, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US East

GEORGIA — Fire season is upon us and the Georgia Forestry Commission said fire risks are high due to a severe drought in our area. It’s such a pretty sight to see when the leaves turn to bright, vibrant colors, but Aubrey Brown, the Wildland Urban Interface Specialist with the Georgia Forestry Commission said it’s a sign that fire season is here. …He said October is usually one of the driest months, but Northwest Georgia is currently under a significant drought which plays a big role in fire risk. …With fire risk currently high the Forestry Commission is asking people to wait until will a good amount of rain before you burn. If you do have the burn, Brown said make sure you’re in a well maintained fire area, have a constant water source and be aware of the weather and fire danger risk.

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