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Mayor Implements Burn and Firework Ban in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.- What is a July 4th without neighborhood fireworks? Clarksville residents are about to find out after the mayor put a city-wide ban in place Wednesday afternoon.

A sparkler can reach 1,000 degrees, and kids typically throw them on the ground when they've finished playing with them. The problem is the ground is too dry. 

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, with advice from Fire Chief Michael Roberts has authorized a ban on all open burning and fireworks in the Clarksville area.

"I feel it is both warranted and prudent to take this action to protect the lives and properties of our citizens," said Mayor McMillan.

Chief Roberts said planned holiday celebrations will continue with the assistance of the Clarksville Fire Department.

The ban on open burning will continue until there has been enough rain. The mayor's office said the public will be notified when the ban has been lifted.

There are also voluntary water restrictions in place in Clarksville. People are asked to limit their water use for landscaping, car washing or recreational use.

A ban on open burning has been issued in several cities and counties in the mid-state due to dry conditions and high temperatures.

The bans have been issued in Clarksville, Dyersburg, La Vergne, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, as well as Robertson and Wilson Counties.

 

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