A Talking Rock couple remained in a standoff with Pickens deputies and Cherokee SWAT team members for most of Saturday before the Twin Mountains Lake home they were in caught fire.
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Recent woods and brush fires could cause wild or stray animals to move into residential areas. Residents are strongly cautioned that contact with such animals could result in rabies exposure.
All outdoor open burning has been prohibited in Gilmer County by order of Fire Marshal Tony Pritchett of the Public Safety Department.
The release of Wednesday, Nov. 2 states:
Due to smoky conditions that may occur in your area because of wildfire, public health officials of the North Georgia Health District urge residents to take precautions.
By Mark Millican