April 16, 2014
A state-mandated burn ban on all outdoor burning is in effect from May 1 through Sept. 30 in many parts of Georgia, including Johns Creek.
According to the Georgia Forestry Commission
, careless burning of debris is the leading cause of wildfires in Georgia.
In the hot months of summer, the ozone in the air can reach unhealthy levels. Outdoor burning is a significant contributor to the pollutants that form ozone, according to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. The outdoor burn ban also complies with Federal Clean Air Act.
For more information about the burn ban, see the outdoor Burning Guidelines
on the City website. To obtain a burn permit once the burn ban has passed, call Johns Creek Fire Marshal Chad McGiboney at 678-512-3363
or email him at Fire Marshal