Burn Ban in Effect Until Dec. 15, 2016

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Burn Ban in Effect Until Dec. 15, 2016

Posted: 11/14/2016
The Governor has issued a Proclamation regarding the dry weather and drought conditions proclaiming that “The starting of an open air and unconfined fire on or near woodlands where dangerous fire hazards exist is forbidden.” The burn ban, which includes Knox County and the City of Knoxville, continues through December 15, 2016. For more information please follow the below link to the Governor’s Proclamation:  
https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/governor/attachments/Burn_Ban_Proclamation.pdf

In addition, for details on permissible use of grills please follow our link:
http://knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/fire_department/fire_prevention_bureau/frequently_asked_questions

NOTE:  The only outdoor burning that is allowed within the city during the ban is cooking outside in a grill or smoker that was manufactured for that purpose.