NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Middle Tennessee has seen several days of record high temperatures over the last week, prompting numerous local officials to implement burn bans in their communities.
Hot, dry conditions make for the perfect atmosphere for wildfires, which make the temporary prohibitions on burning necessary.
Where are burn bans in effect?
- Brentwood, until further notice
- Cheatham County, outside the city limits of Ashland City, Kingston Springs, Pegram and Pleasant View, until further notice and “sufficient rainfall”
- The Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture imposed an open burning ban on Cheatham County Thursday, June 30, including leaf and woody debris and construction burning, campfires and outdoor grills.
- Hendersonville, until further notice
- La Vergne, until further notice
- Lebanon, until further notice, with an exemptions for “supervised commercial burn sites utilizing air curtain destructors”
- Mount Juliet, until further notice
- Moore County, until further notice
- Montgomery County, until further notice “in an abundance of caution and in support and mutual cooperation at the request of the county mayors,” per the Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture
- Murfreesboro/Rutherford County, until further notice
- Portland, until further notice, including any discharge of fireworks
- Robertson County, until 7 a.m. Monday, June 27
- Tullahoma, not issuing burn permits until it receives a “significant amount of rain”
- Sumner County, per the Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture, until further notice
- White House, until further notice
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