Burn ban lifted in Clarksville after recent rain

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The burn ban put into effect on Oct. 31 for Clarksville has been lifted after the recent rain.

Reasonable outdoor open burning is once again permitted again in all areas within the city limits.

“The recent rainfall and the onset of cooler weather has led to our decision to lift the burn ban,” Mayor Kim McMillan said. “The hot and dry conditions during much of the fall were unusual and prompted the need to limit outdoor burning, but conditions have improved.”

The mayor made the decision after consultation with the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and the Fire Marshal.

When the ban was announced, Fire Chief Mike Roberts had said it was temporary and would be lifted after the area receives sufficient rainfall.

“After the word got out, I think everyone was good about observing the ban,” Roberts said. “Now we think it’s safe and prudent to lift it.”

During the peak of the dry spell, Clarksville firefighters responded to several grass or field fires a day but did not face a serious fire of that nature.

Residents and businesses should contact the Fire Chief’s Office at 931-645-7456 if they have questions about outdoor burning.