Another north Fulton city imposes outdoor burning ban due to weather

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Another north Fulton city, Johns Creek, has imposed a temporary outdoor ban on controlled burning of yard debris.

The extreme dry weather, low humidity and current fire danger rating make outdoor burning an unsafe act, Fire Marshal Chad McGiboney said in a release.

Residents may still use fire pits made of noncombustible materials, such as brick or stone, in order to cook food or to keep warm.

“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."

The ban comes on the heels of Milton Fire-Rescue's announcement that it has seen a tenfold increase in outdoor fire calls over the same period last year.