To help ensure public safety during the continuing dry conditions, the Tennessee Valley Authority is issuing a burn ban on all public lands, recreation areas and facility reservations it manages across its seven-state service area in the Tennessee Valley. Until further notice, all open flames are prohibited – including campfires, barbeques, smoking or any other flame producing activity -- as well as vehicle parking on non-paved or gravel surfaces.
In addition, in locations where fire danger is extreme, TVA is temporarily closing public access to affected recreation areas and facility reservations. Gates and signs will be in place to block access. For your safety, do not cross any gates or barriers.
The public is encouraged to report any violations to the TVA Police at (855) 476-2489. Any fires should be reported immediately to 9-1-1 or your local fire department.
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