November 10, 2016
Due to the current weather conditions, outdoor burning is temporarily prohibited in Johns Creek. However, the ban on outdoor burning does not include commercially available fire bowls, fire pits, chimineas, or masonry outdoor fireplaces. Only clean, untreated wood should be used in these devices. Yard waste and debris CAN NOT be burned.
The extreme dry weather, low humidity, and current fire danger rating make outdoor burning an unsafe act, according to Johns Creek Fire Marshal Chad McGiboney.
“We want to make sure all residences and properties in our community are safe and therefore we need to take this precautionary measure,” said McGiboney. “The ban will be in place until weather conditions improve.