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July 11, 2011

P.M. UPDATE: McIntosh County under burn ban

McIntosh County commissioners issued a burn ban Monday, citing conditions within the county that constitute “an extreme fire danger.”

The ban is in effect until Aug. 10 unless a change in conditions warrants its suspension or it is superseded by a ban declared by the governor.

Under the ban, the use of gas grills will be permitted. Outdoor use of welders, cutting torches and steel grinders is permitted as long as there is a spotter on site with pressurized water or fire extinguishers.

Controlled burns will be allowed only by permit, which may be obtained from the fire department that has jurisdiction over the area where the intended fire will be set.

Violations of the burn ban are punishable by fines not to exceed $500 and up to a year in jail.

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