Burning Permits A burning permit is not currently required from the Division of Forestry. Check local restrictions in your area prior to conducting any burning activity.
For information on what materials may NOT be burned in Tennessee, please
visit Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Open
Burning Guidelines by
clicking here. To report
illegal burning, please call toll-free 1-888-891-TDEC
Tennessee has many types of forests and open areas, from the dense
eastern mountain laurel thickets to the remote western cypress swamps. Between these are upland hardwood forests, pine stands, cedar glades, cove hardwoods, bottomland hardwoods and various types of open, brushy and forested land. Their unique characteristics
and the variations in topography and weather, make wildland fire suppression in Tennessee quite challenging.
Fire threatens the sustainability of Tennessee’s forests. The Division of Forestry protects this resource with personnel and equipment.
Employees are involved in fire readiness, wildfire suppression, training volunteer fire fighters, fire investigation and prosecution of arsonists. Continued...
Daily Fire Report - This is a report of recent fires responded to by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry.