Tag Archives: fire

What are Georgia’s fireworks laws?

Public safety officials across the state are flooding social media to make sure that Georgia residents are informed on the state’s fireworks laws and to be sure they’re aware of how to stay safe this holiday. Tested and regulated by the Product Safety Commission (CPSC), consumer fireworks are legal under federal law. Fireworks must meet certain criteria regarding composition,… Read More »

Wednesday Morning Fire Destroys Barn in Mitchell County

At about 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, multiple fire and sheriff departments as well as the Community Ambulance Service responded to a fire on Strawberry Road in Mitchell County.  Upon arrival, emergency responders found a pole barn fully engulfed. According to a facebook post by County Line Fire Department, the pole barn contained 2 automobiles, multiple hay bales, and… Read More »

Early Morning Mobile Home Fire in Decatur County (Friday)

Decatur County Fire and Rescue, along with the Fowlstown Volunteer Fire Department and Climax Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a mobile home fire on Millwhite Road early Friday morning. According to Decatur County Fire and Rescue’s Facebook page, upon arrival, the mobile home was 50% involved, but once the engines and tankers arrived, the fire was quickly brought… Read More »

Bainbridge Public Safety Responded to a Multiple Vehicle Fire Over the Weekend

PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, May 14, at approximately 5:40am, E-911 dispatched Bainbridge Public Safety to 912 Martin Street in reference to multiple vehicles on fire.  Upon arriving on scene, Sergeant Timothy Mixon observed three vehicles fully involved, and advised responding units of the situation. Decatur County Fire Rescue was dispatched to assist.  All three vehicle fires were extinguished,… Read More »

Burn Ban in Effect for Southwest Georgia

PRESS RELEASE Due to HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING IS ALLOWED in Decatur County, Seminole County, and Grady County. This includes fireworks. GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION – Temporary Suspension on ALL Outdoor Burning: Effective immediately, the Georgia Forestry Commission has implemented a temporary suspension on ALL outdoor burning due to persisting drought conditions. The suspension on outdoor… Read More »