Fire Marshals from Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department and Rutherford County Fire and Rescue have issued a ban on open burning in their respective jurisdictions.
The ban is effective Friday October 7, 2022 and will remain in effect until conditions improve.
A prolonged period without rainfall and abnormally dry atmospheric conditions have led City/County Fire Marshals to issue the ban. Rutherford County has also seen a significant increase in brush/grass fires in recent days. Fire officials emphasize that open burning in violation of the ban can result in rapidly spreading fires causing significant property damage, injury or loss of life.