Knox County Air Quality Management Issues Burn Ban for All Materials in the County

The Knox County Air Quality Management issues a burn ban for the county.

Officials say the ban was issued due to poor air quality in the region. People are advised to refrain from having open burning of any materials until further notice.

An Air Quality Alert was issued for parts of Tennessee yesterday (Wednesday) due to wildfire smoke from the western U.S. Officials urge individuals who suffer from chronic respiratory diseases like asthma to exercise caution and limit their time outdoors.

Forestry and Wildlife Management says burn bans prohibit the burning all materials and debris and includes campfires.

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