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Tennessee Debris Burn Permits Required starting October 15th

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week October 4th-10th by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires and obtain a debris burn permit for leaf and brush piles.

The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is October 15th.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

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Clarksville Fire Rescue sets up open-burning message line

 

Clarksville Fire RescueClarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue recently rolled out an automated phone message system to help Clarksville residents comply with open-burning regulations.

Residents can now call 931.645.7454 on the day that they plan to burn to see if burning is allowed.

“The City Burn Ordinance allows residents to burn leaves in their yard provided they follow the guidelines. They are not required to obtain a burn permit to do so. A burn permit is required to burn piles larger than 5 feet in diameter,” Clarksville Fire Rescue Marshal Ricky Cumberland said.

Residents can call to check whether fires are permitted

Residents can call to check whether fires are permitted

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Burn Permits Required Beginning September 23rd

 

Tennessee ForestryNashville, Tn – With hot and dry weather leading into our fall fire season, Tennessee’s State Forester is requiring a burn permit for all open-air outdoor fires beginning Sept. 23rd.  

Typically, burn permits are required statewide Oct. 15th-May 15th.  While Tennessee has not seen an increase in the number of wildfires, and indications right now don’t suggest a high fire danger, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is putting burn permits in place early as a precaution.  If current weather conditions continue as leaf fall begins, fire danger may escalate.  

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Hot, dry weather increases Fire Hazards, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts urges residents to heed open burning regulations

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Amid ongoing hot and dry weather, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts is urging residents to use caution with outdoor fires and to comply with the City’s open burning ordinance.

The National Weather Service forecast says hot and dry weather will continue through the weekend with drought conditions and fire danger increasing. Monday will offer a slight chance for showers, but only light rainfall amounts are expected. Warm and dry weather is expected for the rest of next week.

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Tennessee has record low number of Wildfires in 2018

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of ForestryNashville, TN – Tennessee is celebrating a record to be proud of. Thanks to favorable weather and citizens who burned debris safely, 2018 saw a record low number of wildfires.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is working to continue that trend throughout 2019 by reminding citizens that if they plan to burn outdoors, a burn permit is required.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports 3,141 Outdoor Fires Caused $2.8M Property Loss From 2013-17

 

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As wildfires claim lives and destroy properties in northern and southern California, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) extends its sympathies to the victims of the disasters and reminds Tennessee residents to always follow safety precautions during outdoor burns.

By not following safety precautions, wildfires can occur, wrecking property, destroying wildlife, and putting lives at risk. In the last five years (2013-17), Tennessee state fire department records show 3,141 unintentional fires resulted from outdoor burning and created over $2.8 million in property losses.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

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Tennessee State Forester Urges Citizens to Practice Safe Debris Burning

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of ForestryNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week by reminding citizens to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee is October 15th, 2018.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

Burn permits required October 15th-May 15th.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal and State Forester Promote Wildfire Awareness This Spring

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The arrival of spring means Tennesseans will head outdoors to spruce up their homes and properties. Homeowners often burn debris and brush during spring time, which can lead to an increase in dangerous uncontrolled burns and wildfires.

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry want consumers who plan on outdoor burning this year to remember that wildfires can produce disastrous results when safety precautions are not taken.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal and State Forester urge you to be safe when burning debris.

Tennessee State Fire Marshal and State Forester urge you to be safe when burning debris.

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Tennessee ugres Citizens to practice Wildfire Prevention

 

TDA’s Division of Forestry requires burn permits October 15th – May 15th

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and the Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Fire Prevention are reminding homeowners to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee was October 15th.

“Burning vegetative material that has accumulated around the yard or using fire to clear an old field can be an efficient way to get rid of debris,” State Forester Jere Jeter said. “It’s important for citizens to know when, where and how to conduct a debris burn. The division’s burn permit system focuses attention on safety. Getting a permit is free, and takes only two minutes using our online system.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reminds Tennesseans that Burn Permits required through May 15th, 2014

 

Record low number of fires in 2013

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – With Spring drawing near, Tennesseans begin to take advantage of the mild weather to do some outdoor work around the home or farm. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry wants to remind citizens that if they are considering doing outdoor burning, a burn permit is required.

In 2013, the Division of Forestry recorded the lowest number of wildland fires since 1927. There were a total of 639 wildfires that burned 9,033 acres (lowest burned acreage was 7,110 in 2003). Increased efforts in fire prevention and suppression contributed to this record low, and landowners getting burn permits to conduct safe debris burning played a major role in that effort. «Read the rest of this article»

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