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Athens enacts burn ban

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ATHENS, McMINN COUNTY (WRCB) - The lack of rain has led Athens to enact a burning ban.

Officials say conditions are ripe for wildfires.

Athens Fire Chief Jim Dyer says the ban is in effect until we get a significant amount of rainfall.

The Tennessee Forestry Division is also discouraging outdoor burning.

Most East Tennessee counties will not be issuing permits because of the dry conditions.

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