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Tennessee officials warn about fire dangers with dry weather

By Rebecca Pepin
Published On: Nov 22 2012 05:01:05 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 22 2012 12:11:48 PM CST

There are burn restrictions Thursday in several Tennessee counties.

According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture-Forestry Division, fire danger conditions are getting worse because of the dry weather.

No burn permits were issued Thursday in Carter, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties, among others.

By state law, people doing outdoor burning from October 15th through May 15th are required to obtain a free burn permit by calling their area forestry office or by going online to burnsafetn.org.

Numbers to call for a burn permit/ outdoor burning questions in East TN District Counties 

Anderson County        (865) 494-9434

Blount County             (865) 982-6264

Campbell County         (423) 562-7838

Carter County              (423) 725-3281

Claiborne County        (423) 869-8275

Cocke County              (423) 623-1077

Grainger County          (865) 767-2161

Greene County            (423) 638-7841

Hamblen County         (423) 586-2497

Hancock County          (423) 733-2923

Hawkins County          (423) 345-2147

Jefferson County         (865) 475-3467

Johnson County           (423) 725-3281

Knox County                (865) 215-5900 (Air Pollution Control, covers both permits, required YEAR ROUND in Knox County because of air quality laws)

Loudon County           (865) 986-8395

Monroe County             (423) 442-7401

Morgan County              (423) 346-6655

Roane County              (865) 354-1054

Scott County                (423) 569-4175

Sevier County              (865) 429-7020

Sullivan County           (423) 239-5811

Unicoi County             (423) 753-4011

Union County              (865) 278-3348

Washington County     (423) 753-4011

For more information visit burnsafetn.org.