UPDATE: Mandatory ban on burning in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County

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Fire Marshal Carl Peas

Burn Ban in Murfreesboro:

Effective immediately, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Fire Marshal Carl Peas has placed a mandatory ban on burning in the city limits until further notice.

The ban is the direct result of dry vegetation due to lack of rainfall.

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"Until we receive a substantial amount of rain, we will not lift the burn ban," said Peas. "Conditions right now are not conducive to safe burning."

According to Weather.com, Murfreesboro is expected to see little to no rain over the next 10 days.

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"We appreciate the cooperation of the public, and will announce the lift as soon as conditions become favorable again," Peas continued.

Burn Ban in Rutherford County:

Rutherford County Fire-Rescue's Fire Chief Larry Farley has placed a mandatory ban on open burning in the unincorporated areas of Rutherford County until further notice.

The ban is the direct result of dry vegetation due to lack of rainfall.

"Until we receive a substantial amount of rain, we will not lift the open burn ban," said Farley "Conditions right now are not safe for opening burning."

According to local Weather forecast, Rutherford County is not expected to receive any rain fall for the next 10 days.

"We appreciate everyone's cooperation, and will announce the lift as soon as conditions become safe to burn again," Farley continued."

City of La Vergne issues Burn Ban:

Effective immediately, the City of La Vergne Fire Department has issued a ban on burning until further notice.

This time of the year is especially dry and because of the lack of forecasted precipitation in the near future safe burning is not feasible.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Fire Department at 615-793-9115. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Everyone stay safe!!

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