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PCFD reminds citizens of burn ban

The Pike County Fire Department wants citizens to be aware of the burn ban that is in effect from now until Oct. 1. The PCFD’s website at has been online for 10 years now and can help citizens with burn ban info as well as disaster preparedness, a calendar of local events and opportunities to volunteer.

Last year, state requirements changed so that no permit is needed for hand-piled natural vegetation and yard debris – meaning leaves and limbs only – but there are still restrictions on burning in 54 northern Georgia counties – including Pike – under the Environmental Protection Division summer burn ban from May 1 through Sept. 30.

For more, go to and click on the Outside Burning tab.

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