Burn ban continued in Mt. Juliet
Advisory: Fire Department of Mt. Juliet continues Burn Ban for the City of Mt. Juliet due to dry conditions & will be reevaluated after rain.
The Fire Department of Mt. Juliet (FDMJ) continues to keep a burn ban in place for the City of Mt. Juliet due to continuing extraordinary dry conditions. During the burn ban, burn permits will not be issued and burning outdoors is strictly prohibited.
This ban includes construction site prep, air curtain destructor sites, residential brush burning, and bonfires. Generally, the burn ban does NOT apply to cooking grills and other similar lighted devices that are well established in a confined, protected area away from woodlands. However the disposal of hot grill ashes or coals can be a fire hazard. Grill ashes should be completely cool or better yet, wet, before disposal in all cases. If you choose to utilize a metal fire pit or barrel, please have a garden hose and/or 5 gallon bucket of water nearby for embers that may land in close proximity.
The safety of our city and citizens is of the utmost importance, and FDMJ will continue to monitor the conditions. Current weather forecasts are predicting possible significant precipitation arriving to our area by Wednesday at which time the conditions will be reevaluated and any State/Local burn bans updated.