Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Crime Unit, along with authorities in Sequatchie County, have charged 24-year-old Dakota Ashton Tucker of Monteagle for deliberately setting a fire that burned 65 acres.
Tucker is now charged with setting fire to personal property or land for the fire that occurred November 14th near Sunshine Road in Sequatchie County. He is currently being held in the Grundy County jail. Additional charges against Tucker are pending.
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Clarksville, 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.
All outdoor open burning inside the Clarksville city limits is prohibited
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan reminds all residents that a burn ban remains in effect for the City of Clarksville.
The ban, which covers all areas within the city limits, took effect October 31st and prohibits all outdoor open burning, such as leaf burning, construction burning, bonfires, and any burning of brush, vegetation or household wastes.
Nashville, TN – Because the drought in Tennessee has heightened concerns about accidental fires, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has asked sportsmen to follow burn bans issued in specified counties across the state.
“We want to work with local officials who are worried about dry conditions caused by Tennessee’s drought,” noted Ed Carter, the executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “We are requesting that our sportsmen refrain from building campfires on all WMAs, but it is required in counties with burn bans.”
Action Prohibits all Outdoor Open Burning inside the City Limits
Clarksville, TN – After consultation with the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and the Fire Marshall, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan decided Tuesday to issue a burn ban for the City of Clarksville.
The ban, which covers all areas within the city limits, takes effect immediately and prohibits all outdoor open burning, such as residential burn piles, construction burning, leaf burning and bonfires.
Golden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area has lifted the order prohibiting open fires. The burn ban was put in place in June because of high temperatures and limited rainfall.
Continue to play it safe with fire year round. Monitor campfires at all times, and completely extinguish with water, stir the coals, and assure it is cold to the touch before leaving the area. Always use caution when disposing of cigarettes and matches. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Parks system has lifted a temporary ban on backcountry campfires in state parks, which was put into place June 29th, 2012, due to dry weather conditions and the potential for wildfire hazards.
The announcement is consistent with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s recent action to lift some of the county burn bans throughout the state. For an up-to-date list of the Department of Agriculture’s current county-by-county fire bans, please visit www.burnsafetn.org . «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces that the burn ban issued by the City of Clarksville is lifted.
“A couple of weeks ago, there really was no choice. The weather was so hot and dry that almost any spark was dangerous. Fortunately, as you all know, the weather has been cooperating over the past couple of days and we can now lift the burn ban,” said Mayor McMillan. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Burn Ban for Montgomery County was lifted today by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The ban on outdoor grilling was lifted earlier in the day.
Although the ban is no longer in place, citizens are reminded to use good judgment and avoid situations that could cause a fire.
Burn Ban Still In Effect for Montgomery County
Nashville, TN – The ban on outdoor grilling has been lifted by the Department of Agriculture. The Burn Ban itself is still in place for Montgomery County and 22 other counties across Tennessee. A public notice will be given when the burn ban it totally lifted.
The burn ban has been lifted for Henderson, Lewis and Stewart counties. «Read the rest of this article»
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