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Weekend Rain Should Help Dry Conditions In White Co.

After a dry start to the week, Sparta residents should be able to receive burn permits starting Monday. Sparta Fire Chief Kirk Young said Friday’s rain and the forecasted weekend rain should make conditions safer for outdoor burns. He said they use several avenues to inform the decision on whether or not to issue burn permits. “Get a call in ... Read More »

Cookeville FD Will Not Issue Burn Permits Until Weather Conditions Improve

Cookeville Fire Department will not issue burn permits for the city until weather conditions improve. Chief Benton Young said that the department considers weather, hot temperatures, and wind speeds when it comes to issuing burn permits. “We’ve not had any rain for at least a couple of weeks and the combination of the high temps and low humidity really makes ... Read More »

Safe Burning Practices Encouraged By Putnam Fire Chief During Dry Spell

A Thursday brush fire in Putnam County serves as a reminder for safe burning practices. Putnam Fire Chief Tom Brown said fire outbreaks are a real danger considering how dry the outdoors are. “Be careful and watch the wind,” Brown said. “Make sure you got clean ground out around your fire and follow recommendations of the forestry service. Of course, ... Read More »

Livingston Fire Chief Wants Local Oversight For Burning

Livingston Fire Chief Rocky Dial said he wants to implement city burn permits, along with other layers of protection. Dial presented a change to open burn ordinances to the board of aldermen on Monday, however no action was taken. Dial said he wants to add local oversight because he has seen what happens when people only go through the state ... Read More »

Open Burning Causing Issues During Dry Conditions

The Tennessee Forestry Division will not issue anymore burn permits in the Upper Cumberland until it rains. Putnam County Fire Chief Tom Brown said the county is seeing numerous vegetation fires start this time of year. Brown said no one should be burning right now with high-winds and dry, low humidity conditions. “It doesn’t take much for wind to blow ... Read More »

All Crossville City Offices Are Appointment Only

Beginning Tuesday all Crossville city offices will be open to appointment only and the drive-thru window will be open from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM. All residents are being encouraged to use drive-thru and online services for Crossville. Water payments can be made online at or through calling 833-209-4457. Service fees are being waived for online and phone payments. ... Read More »

Burn Permit Season Begins October 15

Critical wildfire season is cranking up, and so is burn permit season in Tennessee beginning on Thursday. Assistant Cumberland District Forester Jim Dale said a burn permit will allow you to burn woody vegetation, like leaves and brush piles. Dale said this time of year gets dry and leaves start falling, which puts citizens in the position to be responsible ... Read More »