Burn Ban in Effect Until Dec. 15, 2016

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
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:  

In addition, for details on permissible use of grills please follow our link:

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.