LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Low relative humidities and gusty winds will lead to enhanced fire danger this afternoon here in Campbell County and surrounding counties.  Relative humidities between 20 and 30 percent can be expected during the afternoon hours. Combined with southwesterly wind gusts of 10 to 20 MPH and dry fuels, enhanced fire danger conditions are expected.

Not everyone knows that you must have a burn permit in order to burn something in the City of La Follette. Case in point is a couple of people burning within the city on Monday without permits. “We had a couple of spot fires today (Monday) as a result of folks burning,” said La Follette Fire Chief Jimmy Pack.

“Until we get some rain or conditions change, the City will not issue any burn permits until further notice,” said the chief.

You must have a burn permit to burn anywhere in the county between October 15 and May 15 each year.

An ordinance, Ordinance No. 2021-04, was passed in 2021 by the City of La Follette Council requiring anyone inside the city limits to have a burn permit before burning. You can see the related story on burn permits HERE. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/14/2022-6AM)