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Outdoor Grilling Ban has been lifted by Tennessee Department of Agriculture

 

Burn Ban Still In Effect for Montgomery County

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, 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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Tennessee State Parks Temporarily Ban Backcountry Campfires

 

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Parks system is issuing a temporary ban on backcountry campfires in all state parks due to dry weather conditions that could increase the potential for wildfire hazards. The backcountry campfire ban is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

In coordination with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry efforts, this burn ban serves as an additional measure to ensure the safety of campers and to protect the parks’ forested areas. Campers will still be able to build campfires and use charcoal to cook their meals, as long as they are inside an appropriate fire ring or designated grill area in designated campground facilities (not in backcountry areas). «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Issues Burn Ban for Montgomery County and Sixteen other Counties

 

Prohibition Applies to All Open-Air Burning, Other Tennessee Counties Expected

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson has issued a burn ban for Carroll, Cheatham, Crockett, Dickson, Fentress, Gibson, Giles, Henderson, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Overton, Rutherford, Sevier, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties. The burn ban is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

The ban applies to all open-air burning including leaf and woody debris and construction burning, campfires, outdoor grills and other fire activity outside of municipalities where local ordinances apply. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County requests Citizens not use Fireworks this 4th of July

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County, along with State officials are urging citizens to take fire precautions for the 4th of July holiday. At this time, there is no legal process for a county-wide ban of fireworks, so we ask citizens to voluntarily not use fireworks in the county due to the dry conditions.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers states, “We are extremely concerned about the potential for fires given the dry conditions and low humidity. We ask that you resist individual firework use and instead opt for professional shows that are supported by emergency workers. These weather conditions are not to be taken lightly.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Forestry Division issues Fire Advisory due to Hot, Dry Conditions

 

State Officials Urge Citizens to Delay Burning Debris, Leave Fireworks to Professionals

Tennessee ForestryNashville, TN – Tennessee State officials are urging citizens to take fire precautions for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is asking the public to refrain from debris burning until significant precipitation is received and to avoid other activities that could cause fire.

“Most areas of the state are experiencing very hot and dry conditions with low humidity,” State Forester Steven Scott said. “While permits are not currently required for open, outdoor burning, as a precaution we’re urging citizens to avoid debris burning until conditions improve.” «Read the rest of this article»

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