Gov. Nathan Deal bans the use of fireworks amid drought conditionsPhoto from Decatur Business Association
A little more than a year after their sale became legal in Georgia, fireworks are now banned under an executive order issued by Gov. Nathan Deal.
The use of fireworks is banned as long as the current drought conditions persist, the order says.
The order applies to numerous counties, including Fulton and DeKalb.
The extreme drought conditions are keeping a fire in the north Georgia mountains burning, causing the smoke to drift southward toward Atlanta. The smoky air is prompting local officials to take precautions. In City Schools of Decatur, some students with conditions like asthma are being kept indoors.
Here is a copy of the governor’s order, issued Nov. 14.