Montgomery County Issues Burn Ban
Montgomery County has been issued a Burn Ban by the State of Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson. This ban applies to all open-air burning to include leaf and wood debris, construction burning, campfires, outdoor grills, etc.
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.
There has been an increase in fire activity locally, much if which is caused by fireworks, sparks from equipment and discarded cigarettes. Citizens are urged not discard cigarettes on the roadway and to voluntarily not use fireworks. Citizens are encouraged to opt for professional displays that are supported by emergency responders.
This Burn Ban is in effect until notice is given that it has been lifted once conditions improve. Dry conditions and low humidity provide optimum conditions for fires and we ask that citizens call 911 if you see someone violating this ban.