Weather service issues fire danger statement for coastal southeast Georgia

(National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service has issued a fire danger statement for the coastal areas of southeastern Georgia.

The statement will be in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Dry and breezy conditions are expected across the area, with low relative humidity and wind gusts up to 25 to 30 miles per hour.

According to NWS, these conditions, combined with dry fuels, will lead to the increased fire danger through the early evening hours.

The areas effected are as follows:

  • Inland Bryan
  • Coastal Bryan
  • Inland Chatham
  • Coastal Chatham
  • Long
  • Inland Liberty
  • Coastal Liberty
  • Inland McIntosh
  • Coastal McIntosh
  • Including the cities of Pembroke, Richmond Hill, Garden City, Pooler, Savannah, Wilmington Island, Tybee Island, Ludowici, Hinesville, Fort Stewart, Townsend, and Darien

NWS says to take necessary precautions, and please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether you can burn. If you do, you are advised to use extreme caution.

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