|Published: 6:49 PM, 11/23/2012
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Fire danger conditions in East Tennessee continue to
deteriorate. Due to fire weather danger and multiple fires across the East
Tennessee area, the following counties will not be issuing permits today:
Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene,
Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan,
Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union and Washington.
These restrictions include our online system available at
burnsafetn.org, as well as call in requests to Division of Forestry offices in
the listed counties. By state law, persons doing outdoor burning from Oct. 15
through May 15 are required to
obtain a free burn permit from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture,
Forestry Division. Part of the purpose for the permit system is to give safety
information and weather alerts to those doing outdoor burning, and to limit or
restrict burning if the fire danger becomes too high. This is part of the state
fire prevention efforts, as we attempt to reduce fires, and costs associated
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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