(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- With wildfires causing huge problems in some states, Tennessee officials are urging state residents to take precautions as current conditions across the state present an increased risk for fires.
"Most areas of the state are experiencing very hot and dry conditions with low humidity," State Forester Steven Scott said. "While permits are not currently required for open, outdoor burning, as a precaution we’re urging citizens to avoid debris burning until conditions improve."
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry said unusually hot, dry conditions have resulted in an increase in the number of fires statewide since mid-June.
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