Jefferson County burn ban lifted

Jefferson County Judge Dutch King said Friday afternoon that he has decided to lift the countywide burn ban that has been in effect for the past several weeks.

“I wanted to be sure that we didn’t end up like Bradley County and Drew County with the fires they’ve had the past few days but it looks like with the rain we’ve already had and the rain that’s still coming our conditions have improved enough to lift the ban,” King said.

King said that if persistent dry conditions return, the ban likely will return with them.