Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Monday banning the use of fireworks outdoors in several counties suffering from extended drought conditions, which includes Polk County.
Rockmart Fire Chief Todd Queen, Cedartown Fire Chief Darrell Stephens, and Polk County Public Safety Director Randy Lacey all reported this morning the ban will be enforced locally to keep fro many further potential fire problems form spreading in the county.
The full list of counties is available in the executive order signed by Deal.
Queen said the order doesn’t ban the sale of fireworks, but is meant as a measure to prevent their use for the time being until the drought is lifted and significant rainfall comes into North Georgia and the surrounding region.
Download the executive order here.