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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan lifts Burn Ban

 

Conditions improve after rainfall, cooler weather

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has lifted the burn ban that had been in effect for the City of Clarksville since October 31st.

The lifting of the ban means that reasonable outdoor open burning is once again permitted in all areas inside the city limits.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

“The recent rainfall and the onset of cooler weather has led to our decision to lift the burn ban,” Mayor Kim McMillan said. “The hot and dry conditions during much of the fall were unusual and prompted the need to limit outdoor burning, but conditions have improved.”

The mayor made the decision after consultation with the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and the Fire Marshal.

When the ban was announced, Fire Chief Mike Roberts had said it was temporary and would be lifted after the area receives sufficient rainfall.

“After the word got out, I think everyone was good about observing the ban,” Roberts said. “Now we think it’s safe and prudent to lift it.”

During the peak of the dry spell, Clarksville firefighters responded to several grass or field fires a day, but  did not face a serious fire of that nature.

Residents and businesses should contact the Fire Chief’s Office, 931.645.7456, if they have questions about outdoor burning.


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