by Joe Walker
The Fayette County Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Monday at the intersection of Lee’s Mill Rd. and Lee’s Overlook subdivision. Fire Marshal Jimmy Hall said that the fire stemmed from the burning of cardboard by a subdivision resident. The resident was unable to contain the fire, which spread to a decorative mill located at the neighborhood’s entrance. The fire damaged the mill as well the resident’s yard.
A medic unit was also dispatched to the fire. The resident suffered from minor burns, but was not transported by ambulance.
County officials are asking residents to obtain the proper burn permits before they begin any burning in their yard, and noted that fires can quickly get out of control, particularly on windy days.
Information about obtaining a burn permit can be found at the Fayette County website at www.fayettecountyga.gov/fire_ems/residential_burn_permit.php.