ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The open-air burn ban has been rescinded in Robertson County according to the Mayor’s office in Robertson County.
“Per the Dept of Forestry, the burn ban has been lifted.” Robertson County Mayor Billy Vogle.
Remember, burn permits are still required. The Division of Forestry launched the burn permit system a few weeks early this year due to dry conditions.
Burn permits became required for outdoor burning on Sept. 23.
Typically, burn permits are required statewide Oct. 15-May 15. Many cities and municipalities require permits year-round.
Although Tennessee has not seen an increase in wildland fires, safety is our top priority. The early launch was a precautionary measure to help protect our state and citizens from any wildfire threat. The Division of Forestry will continue to monitor the weather situation and will not issue permits on days when burning carries a greater risk.
Robertson County Emergency Management Agency Director Chance Holmes added that whether you plan on burning or not, citizens should use extra care with any combustible material until we can put the dry weather behind us.
For more information, tips to conduct a safe debris burn, and to apply for a FREE burn permit online, check out www.BurnSafeTN.org.
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