Burn ban lifted in 4 Tennessee counties to aid tornado cleanup

(J-Boggs Multimedia)

ATHENS (WATE) – A burn ban has been lifted in four Tennessee counties to expedite debris removal after the recent tornado outbreak.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the burn ban was lifted Wednesday in McMinn, Marion, Polk and Coffee counties. The ban remains in 47 other counties across East and Middle Tennessee and the state remains under a drought.

Five tornadoes touched down on November 29: two in Coffee County, one in Marion County, one in McMinn County and one in Polk County. Two fatalities were reported in Polk County and there were also two weather-related fatalities in Meigs County. Eleven people were reported injured in McMinn County.

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