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Burn permits needed
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Burning permits for outdoor burning of woody debris are now required. The requirement began Monday as Tennessee’s fall wildfire season begins. The permit season will not end until May 16, 2013.This wildfire season follows a record-breaking drought across the state during which crops withered in the fields and vegetation dried to tinderbox conditions causing some counties to initiate outdoor burning restrictions in a cooperative effort with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.The permits issued by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry are for the sole purpose of burning untreated wood waste or woody vegetation grown on-site such as branches, leaves and brush.