Children need supervision
What would you do if you suddenly had a large fire in a fire pit in the yard close behind your house at 9 p.m. with no adult present and a bunch of children running around it?

That happened to me last weekend. The adults were all inside the house partying.

This could be considered child endangerment.

I have done some research since then and found, to my horror, there are no county ordinances relative to the use of fire pits. I spoke to a captain in the Glynn County Fire Department about this and he agreed the issue should be addressed.

We all know, or should know, if you want to burn yard debris in your yard you must get a one day permit from the Georgia Forestry Service which allows burning that day only from 8 a.m. to dark, with an adult supervising and with a water source immediately available.

It also limits what items can be burned, and you must stop if the smoke bothers your neighbors.

Here's just another problem the county needs to address pronto.

Madge DeMay

St Simons Island




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