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Burn Bans Issued in West Tennessee

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Jackson, Tenn. - Burn bans have been issued in two cities in West Tennessee.

According to Fire Marshal Wayne Arnold, Jackson went under a burn ban, Wednesday morning.

Fire Chief Russell Schwahn also issued a burn ban for Martin, Tenn.

In Martin, no "open air burning" will be allowed until there is a significant rainfall in the area. Fireworks are permitted in Martin, but officials emphasized that they should only be used with adult supervision and caution.

Fireworks are illegal in the City of Jackson without a permit. The punishment for the use of fireworks in Jackson or Madison County is up to 11 months and 29 days in the county jail.
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