The U.S. Forest Service continued to battle a blaze – located on Taylor’s Ridge, Wednesday. The fire was reported Tuesday and at nightfall was around 3.6 acres.
As of Wednesday afternoon the fire had been contained to 11.5 acres. A helicopter was brought in to do water drops on the fire and a hard line was created to contain the blaze. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader stated that Wednesday afternoon – the U.S. Forest Service had contacted him to let him know that Forest Service Law Enforcement officials, would soon be on the scene to investigate the cause of the blaze.
In the mean time, the U.S. Forest Service issued a No Burn Order for all of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest area, which does include U.S. Forest Service land on Taylor’s Ridge. The ban is on ALL burning outdoors – including campfires and even BBQ grills. Everyone is encouraged to EXERCISE CAUTION!!
(WZQZ Radio in Summerville, Georgia)