Burn permits required beginning October 15

Burning permits are now required in Moore County for any outdoor fires. (Graphic Provided)

STATE NEWS | Careless debris burning is a major cause of wildfires. Local fire officials remind locals to avoid burning in dry weather conditions and when it’s windy. You should always keep water nearby and stay with an outdoor fire until it’s completely out.

Beginning today, the Metro Volunteer Fire Department and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture would also like to remind Moore County citizens that Debris Burn Permits will be required beginning October 15 and continuing through May 15, 2021.

The permits are free and can be obtained online at the Debris Burn Permit Application site. They are applicable for single day, individual burn piles for both leaves and brush. Citizens can not burn tires or other rubber products, paints and chemicals, household trash, plastics, aerosol and food cans, electrical wiring, oils, asphalt shingles, paper products, buildings, clothing, or furniture.

Large scale burning for construction site prep, agricultural clearing, wildlife area prep will require a an approved request from a a Division of Forestry representative. Call the Moore County number at 877-350-BURN (2876).

Online permits will be available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information about Tennessee Wildfire Laws, click here. •

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