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Tennessee Gov. issues 51-county burn ban amid wildfires, drought conditions

(WTVC)

Gov. Bill Haslam has issued a 51-county burn ban amid wildfires and drought conditions.

Click here for active fires.

Residents in the following counties aren't permitted to conduct an open-air burning. Counties included in the burn ban are listed below:

  • Anderson
  • Bledsoe
  • Blount
  • Bradley
  • Campbell
  • Cannon
  • Carter
  • Claiborne
  • Clay
  • Cocke
  • Coffee
  • Cumberland
  • Dekalb
  • Fentress
  • Franklin
  • Grainger
  • Greene
  • Grundy
  • Hamblen
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hawkins
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Johnson
  • Knox
  • Loudon
  • Macon
  • Marion
  • McMinn
  • Meigs
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Overton
  • Pickett
  • Polk
  • Putnam
  • Rhea
  • Roane
  • Scott
  • Sequatchie
  • Sevier
  • Smith
  • Sullivan
  • Trousdale
  • Unicoi
  • Union
  • Van Buren
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • White

Robertson and Sumner counties are still under a burn ban issued by TDA.

Right now, crews are fighting 67 wildfires spanning nearly 16,000 acres in Cumberland and East Tennessee districts.

Violating the burn ban could result in a $2,500 fine and/or up to 11 months, 29 days in jail.

Meanwhile, tere are active burns in several southern Kentucky counties in the Fox 17 viewing area, including Calloway, Clinton, Cumberland, Logan, Marshall, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Trigg, Todd and Warren. Click here for fire information in Kentucky.

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