Burn BAN Is In Effect For Dekalb & Other Counties | WVSM Digital News

According to (ADEM) The Alabama Department of Environmental Management burn bans are in effect for the following counties in Alabama:

Baldwin

Dekalb

Etowah

Jefferson*

Lawrence

Madison

Mobile

Montgomery

Morgan

Russell

Shelby

Talladega

Under ADEM regulations, non-agricultural burns are not allowed during the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October. In an effort to uphold these restrictions, the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) does not issue burn permits for miscellaneous burns or for land clearing in these counties in these months.

Burn permits may only be issued for: (1) wildlife, (2) hardwood control, (3) other understory, (4) piled debris (for silvicultural site prep only), (5) scattered debris, and (6) agriculture. For more information contact Don Barron, ADEM, 334-271-7879.

*Note, no permits for ANY prescribed burns will be issued in Jefferson County during the months listed above, by order of the Jefferson County Department of Health.

For additional information on the current burn bans, visit https://forestry.alabama.gov/Pages/Fire/BurnRestrictions.aspx

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