Reminder: outdoor burn ban in place for all of Gwinnett

The Gwinnett County Fire Marshal’s office ordered a ban on outdoor burning beginning March 23. The ban is intended to free up fire and emergency services personnel to be available to provide uninterrupted emergency services to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following outdoor fires are prohibited: burning of leaves, limbs, and natural vegetation that may fall on one’s property, prescribed burning, acquired structure burns, vegetative debris from storms, weed abatement, disease and pest prevention.

The safe use of campfires and BBQ grills is still allowed and does not require a permit. As always, residents are reminded to use extreme caution when using grills or campfires.