Burn Restriction Information

Executive Order D 2020 168

August 19, 2020:

Current Stage & Restrictions

Effective June 22, 2020 the current Burn Restriction Stage for Elbert County is Stage II.

Stage I Restrictions

Stage I restrictions shall prohibit the following activities:

  1. Open burning, excepting:
    1. Charcoal grill fires
    2. Fires in approved portable exterior fireplaces
    3. Outdoor welding or hot work
    4. The sale and use of fireworks in compliance with state and local regulations
  2. Outdoor smoking, excepting smoking within:
    1. An enclosed vehicle or building
    2. A developed recreation site
    3. While stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials

Stage II Restrictions

Stage II restrictions shall prohibit the following activities:

  1. Open burning, excepting
    1. Charcoal grill fires
    2. Fires in approved portable exterior fireplaces
    3. Outdoor welding or hot work
  2. Outdoor smoking, excepting smoking within:
    1. An enclosed vehicle or building
    2. A developed recreation site
    3. While stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials
  3. The sale or use of fireworks
  4. Use of educational rockets

Stage III Restrictions

Stage III restrictions shall prohibit the following activities:

  1. Open burning of any kind
  2. Outdoor smoking, excepting smoking within:
    1. An enclosed vehicle or building
    2. A developed recreation site
    3. While stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials
  3. The sale or use of fireworks
  4. Use of educational rockets
  5. Use of indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves without an approved chimney spark arrestor
  6. Use of recreational motor vehicles without an approved forest service spark arrestor

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