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Governor has lifted burn ban in Bradley Co.

By ALLEN MINCEY Banner Staff Writer
Posted 12/12/16

As reported in Sunday’s edition of the Cleveland Daily Banner, the burn ban in Bradley County has been lifted through a proclamation issued by Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday.

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REMINDER

Governor has lifted burn ban in Bradley Co.

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As reported in Sunday’s edition of the Cleveland Daily Banner, the burn ban in Bradley County has been lifted through a proclamation issued by Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday.

There has been apparent confusion because not all agencies involved in fire prevention in the state had been notified of the proclamation. The Tennessee Division of Forestry had maintained over the weekend and today that the burn ban was still in effect, and would be re-evaluated on Thursday.

The governor’s proclamation read, “The burn ban issued on Nov. 14, 2016, is no longer in effect as of 10 a.m. CST on Dec. 6, 2016, for Coffee, Marion, McMinn and Polk Counties and, further, no longer in effect as of 10 a.m. CST, on Dec. 9, 2016, for Bradley and Sequatchie counties.”

Corinne Gould, assistant commissioner for public affairs for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, confirmed early this morning that the governor’s proclamation does lift the ban on burning in Bradley County. She said that with the proclamation being issued on Friday, just before the weekend, not all of the agencies had been informed of the proclamation.

The Tennessee Division of Forestry, which coordinates burn permits in Bradley County, is expected to be notified this morning of the ban being lifted. The division did say that the area remains in a drought condition.

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