Murfreesboro approves fireworks ban

Murfreesboro approves fireworks ban (Image 1)

Following a recent list of fireworks and burn bans, a city in Rutherford County joined the list early Monday morning.

The city of Murfreesboro unanimously approved a fireworks ban following a city council meeting. Those who violate the ban will face a $50 fine, in addition to a $113.50 court fee

Professional fireworks shows, which operate under a state fire marshal permit, are exempt, which allows the ‘Celebration Under the Stars' to continue Wednesday as planned.

In preparation of the city's annual Fourth of July event, the fire department will hose down a 700 foot area around the fireworks shoot area.

Dickson, Burns, Charlotte and Clarksville, among other communities previously set fireworks bans just prior to Fourth of July.

Early Monday afternoon, the town in Smyrna also announced plans to ban the use of the private use of fireworks.

Read more at BurnSafeTN.org.

The following communities have also issued burn bans:

Brentwood
Carroll County
Charlotte
Cheatham County
Clarksville
Clay County
City of Erin
Crockett County
Dickson
Fentress County
Gibson County
Giles County
Henderson County
Humphreys County
La Vergne
Lewisburg
Macon County
Marshall County
Maury County
Montgomery County
Moore County
Murfreesboro
Overton County
Portland
Robertson County
Rutherford County
Seiver County
Smyrna
Spring Hill
Sumner County
Stewart County
Trousdale County
Warren County
White Bluff
Williamson County
Wilson County

The following communities have issued burn bans to include fireworks:

Dickson (within city limits)
Burns (within city limits)
Charlotte (within city limits)
Clarksville (within city limits)
Murfreesboro (within city limits)
Smyrna
Stewart County
Sumner County
Woodbury

Note: Fireworks are illegal in Metro Nashville and Davidson County.

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