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Burn Ban Takes Effect May 1

Updated: 2 years ago.
A statewide burn ban will take effect May 1 in an effort aimed at improving Georgia's air quality. (photo courtesy Judy Baxter via flikr)

A statewide burn ban will soon take effect in an effort aimed at improving Georgia's air quality.

The the ban begins May 1 and will continue through Sept. 31.

Authorities say ozone can reach harmful levels during the summer months. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division implements a complete ban on outdoor burning during the summer to limit ground-level ozone.

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