Tennessee temporarily suspends burn permits due to high wind, dry conditions


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Burn permits won’t be issued across much of Tennessee due to gusty winds and dry conditions.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying the decision is due to forecasted winds, low humidity and dry conditions.

A permit is required from the Tennessee Division of Forestry to burn yard debris between October 15 to May 15 where city or county burn restrictions are not in place.

For information on burning materials in Tennessee, please visit:
 Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Open Burning Guidelines

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