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Clarke County emergency management warns about fire dangers

October 7, 2019



As we continue to deal with dry humid weather, the mandatory burn ban continues across the state.


“Weather conditions have been very dry for the past few months and they’re getting worse. We did get a little rain last week and a little more today. That’s still not enough to improve conditions for folks to go outside and burn and do those kinds of activities that everyone is wanting to do,” said Eddie Ivy,Emergency management director.


It doesn’t take much to spark a fire in this dry climate and that’s why Clarke County Emergency Management officials are bringing awareness about safety.


“The fire danger with that comes the impact on agricultural crops, livestock, the farmers that are watering their cattle with ponds or streams. They’re drying up because it’s not enough rainfall to keep them full and the wild animals,” said Eddie Ivy, Emergency management director.


Officials with Clarke County Emergency Management hopes locals will think twice before sparking an outside flame.


“Some are caused by people burning trash or burn piles where they’ve cleaned up their property and it gets out of control because it is so dry, it goes very quickly,” said Eddie Ivy, Emergency management director.

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