Ban on Grill Use Lifted
The State of Tennessee Department of Agriculture has lifted the ban on all outdoor grill use while the current burn ban remains in place county-wide.
Examples of prohibited fires or burning while the burn ban is in place are:
- fence rows
- ditch banks
- construction debris (boards, plywood, decking, etc.)
- wooded areas
- cooking fires
- burn barrels
- household waste
- air curtain destructors
A violation of a Commissioner of Agriculture Burn Ban is considered reckless burning and is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor. This violation carries a fine of $2,500 and or up to 11 months 29 days in jail.
This Burn Ban remains in effect until notice is given that it has been lifted once our county has received significant rainfall.