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Burn Permits Still Required Across UC Through May 15

With lawn work increasing, fire officials remind all residents of the region that burn permits are still required through May 15. Jackson And Putnam County Area Forester Jeff Thompson said permits have been required since October 15 when leaves began to fall. He said many people like to use the early spring for a brush burn. “Sometimes, in the late ... Read More »

Last Two Weeks Of Rainfall Has Calmed Region’s Hazardous Fire Conditions

The Cumberland District’s Assistant District Forester said we have received enough rain in the last two weeks to tamper down hazardous fire conditions. Forester Joel Blackburn said Cookeville only received 2.12 inches of rain for the entire month of November, most of which came at the end of the month. Just a few days into December, Cookeville already has seen ... Read More »

Burn Restrictions Lifted For Most Of Upper Cumberland, More Rain Needed

Burn permits are again being issued in the Upper Cumberland, with the exception of DeKalb County, after the rain of the last 24 hours. Burn restrictions for most counties in the region were lifted Tuesday after as much as 1.4 inches of rain fell in parts of the region. A burn ban was issued for DeKalb County last Thursday. Fire ... Read More »

Burn Permits Restricted In Putnam County Until Further Notice

No burn permits will be issued in Putnam County until further notice. The Upper Cumberland region under a burn restriction due to the ongoing dry conditions and hazardous fire weather. Assistant District Forester Joel Blackburn said the restriction for Putnam County likely be extended past the current expiration date of Monday. “We’re in a drought that’s progressing until we get ... Read More »

Burn Permits Required Through May 15th

Maybe some weekend work planned outside? A reminder that burn permits are still required region-wide. The state requires burn permits until May 15 when humidity increases. Baxter Fire Chief Matthew White said the cities in Putnam County require burn permits year-round. “Every city has their own ordinance and issues their own fire permits,” White said. “Outside of the city limits ... Read More »

Burn Permits Required Until May 15th

Good weather and yard cleanup make for a good time for fires, but a burn permit is required by the state until May 15th. Tim Phelps is the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Cumberland District Communication Officer. Phelps said permits are used to protect against wildfires. “Burn permits are our way of communicating with residents when, where and how it is ... Read More »