CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Montgomery County has been issued a Burn Ban by the State of Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson. The ban applies to all open-air burning which includes leaf and wood debris, construction burning, campfires and outdoor grills.
A violation of a Commissioner of Agriculture Burn Ban is considered reckless burning and is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor and carries a fine of $2,500 or up to 11 months 29 days in jail.
Because of the lack of rain and dry conditions officials say there has been an increase in fire activity in Montgomery County much of which caused by fireworks and discarded cigarettes. Citizens are urged not to discard cigarettes on the roadway and to voluntarily not use fireworks.
“We are extremely concerned about the potential for fires given the dry conditions and low humidity. We ask that you resist individual firework use and instead opt for professional shows supported by emergency workers,” said Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers in a press release Thursday.
Also earlier this week Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, upon the advice and recommendation of Clarksville Fire Rescue Chief Mike Roberts issued a ban on all open burning and fireworks in the City.
This Burn Ban will remain in effect until notice is given that it has been lifted once conditions improve.
Will take place May 24-25 at Ruby Tuesday on Ft. Campbell Blvd. The restaurant will give back 20% of every diner’s bill to the Fort Campbell Fisher House. Flyer must be presented. For more information, call 270-798-8330.
6th Annual Spring Into Summer Festival
Will take place May 25-26 at the War Memorial Walking Trail Park, 101 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove, KY. All activities will begin at 12 p.m. both days and the festival is free and open to the public. The festival includes a free carnival, various vendors, variety shows and a free concert with Joe Nichols at the Viceroy Performing Arts Center on Saturday. For more information visit http://www.springintosummerfest.com/QCMS/.