WEMA responds to 8 outdoor fires; Asks public not to burn in dry conditions

(Courtesy: Wilson County Emergency Management Agency)

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Wilson County Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) put out a handful of outdoor fires on Sunday, and now they’re asking the public to be more careful.

Workers responded to eight out of control fires. No one was injured and no property damage was reported.

According to WEMA, the relative humidity level dropped to 27 percent. This caused the grass and leaves to dry out more, even though the soil was wet.

WEMA is also reminding Wilson County residents that they need a permit to burn outside.

For information on obtaining a burn permit, click here.