GILES COUNTY DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS

Giles County has declared a Local Emergency and issued a ban on outdoor burning and open fires effective September 20, 2019 at 8:00 am due to drought conditions that have resulted in fire hazard conditions that create extreme fire danger.
Pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors violations of the burn ban constitute a class 3 misdemeanor and are punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and can also result in the violator being responsible for all costs incurred in controlling or attempting to control any fire resulting from prohibited burning.

The declaration of emergency and burning prohibition will remain in effect until sufficient rainfall is received to alleviate the fire hazard conditions.

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