A “red flag” warning for weather conducive to wildfires is in effect today, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for 73 Georgia counties including Gilmer, according to the National Weather Service.
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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.
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: