Burn ban lifted for Brentwood and Nolensville

Burn ban lifted for Brentwood and Nolensville


The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department and the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department have lifted the respective burn bans for each municipality.  

The bans have been in place since Sept. 23 after persistent heat and drought conditions impacted all of Middle Tennessee.

“Thanks to lower temperatures and the significant amount of rain in our area over the past few days, we can now safely allow residents to obtain permits for open burning again,”  BFR Chief Brian Goss said in a news release.

As fall has arrived the City of Brentwood also asks residents to review the city’s open burn policy before burning bonfires or other open fires throughout the season.

Open burning means the burning of any matter under such conditions that products of combustion are emitted directly into the open atmosphere without passing directly through a stack.

An application for bonfire permits for a special event must be submitted to the fire marshal at least seven calendar days prior to the event, and must identify the location and type of materials to be used in the bonfire. The application must be accompanied by a $100 deposit.

Tires and other rubber products, vinyl shingles and siding, plastics, asphalt shingles and other asphalt roofing materials and/or asbestos containing materials is prohibited from being burned in the City of Brentwood.

Burning to dispose of tree limbs and leaves is only allowed if the property is at least three acres, if the burning takes place at least 300 feet away from adjacent dwelling and if leaves and limbs have been gathered from burn site. Burning is only permitted between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The Town of Nolensville also has similar rules in place, but residents should review the specific rules and the general fire permit application which can be found here.

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