Burn Ban Lifted in Rutherford County

Jul 11, 2022 at 01:24 pm by WGNS


Rain has helped to lift the burn ban that was issued on June 24, 2022. Rutherford County Fire & Rescue are asking that residents remember that while State Forestry permits are not required until October, the types of materials that may be burned remains the same (i.e. natural materials only). If you reside inside one of the city limits (Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne or Eagleville), please contact your respective Fire Department for specific requirements.


In LaVergne, the city's Fire Marshal has also lifted the citywide burn ban. LFRD Fire Marshal Curtis Brinkley stated, "Due to the recent rainfall and information presented by the Tennessee forestry department, the citywide burn ban will be lifted immediately," says Brinkley. "Our area has zero drought conditions with low-moderate fire risk, according to the state of Tennessee. Although the fire risk has decreased, the La Vergne Fire Rescue Department still urges all residents to use their best judgment when conducting open burning and be mindful of the city burning ordinance. The weather conditions will continue to be monitored daily to ensure a future ban on burning will not be needed."

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