Augusta debris burning unlawful without permit

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 10:45 AM
Last updated 6:37 PM
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Richmond County Fire Department officials are reminding residents to not burn the piles of debris stacking up through the area after last week’s ice storm.

Chief Jason Beard, of the Fire Inspection Bureau, said it is unlawful to burn outside in Richmond County if you have not obtained a permit from the forestry department. With a permit, burning must be at least 100 feet from any structure.

Instead of burning, residents can put tree limbs and debris on the curb for pickup, he said.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/21/14 - 12:08 pm
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Permit

The burn permits issued by the Ga. Forestry Commission to residential and commercial property owners cover only burning of leaves and small twigs. They will not issue a permit for tree limbs and trunks.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 02/21/14 - 01:24 pm
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After all the rain we get

After all the rain we get today, don't think much will burn anyway. Any idea when Richmond County will start picking up the yard debris?

specsta
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specsta 02/21/14 - 02:50 pm
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Be Considerate

Not only is it unlawful to burn stuff outside without a permit, it is extremely inconsiderate of your neighbors. Nobody wants to smell or breathe acrid smoke from your pile of trash. But a lot of these countrified folks in Augusta think it is just fine.

griff6035
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griff6035 02/21/14 - 08:40 pm
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100 ft from any structure

I doubt that you can fine any family dwelling in urban or the suburbs of Richmond county that can meet the 100 ft clearance rule.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/21/14 - 09:17 pm
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I agree specsta

Nothing worse than a smoldering pile of trash in heavy air that hangs like a cloud over the neighborhood.

I'm hoping all of this stuff gets put to good use as mulch, or the bigger stuff ground up for the paper mill.

geecheeriverman
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geecheeriverman 02/22/14 - 06:38 am
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countrified

Wonder where specsta came from. I have lived here for 70 odd years and I don't feel countrified.(what ever that means)

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/22/14 - 10:41 am
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Where are the tree surgeons with the "chippers"?
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Where are the tree surgeons with the "chippers"?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/22/14 - 10:42 am
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corgimom
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corgimom 02/23/14 - 02:34 pm
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Griff, that's the point,

Griff, that's the point, without that 100' clearance it's too easy for a house fire to start.

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