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Brush fires exacerbated by dry conditions

Dry conditions brought about by our drought kept firefighters busy once again over the weekend.

Numerous fires were reported late last week into the weekend, including the most serious one, which occurred in the Stony Fork area of Campbell County. That fire threatened three homes and damaged a shed before it was brought under control on Saturday afternoon.

State Forestry officials are urging people to be extremely careful if they have to burn anything outdoors and remind all Tennesseeans that burn permits are required through May 15th. Visit www.burnsafetn.org before you burn anything and obtain that free burn permit.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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