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KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Dry conditions across the state are prompting state forestry officials to put a halt on issuing burn permits.
Department of Forestry's Nathan Waters says, no burn permits will be issued today for Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union Counties
Over the weekend, the fire in Blount County near Foothills Pkwy continued to be monitored by State Forestry crews.
Waters says three additional fires occured, including five arson sets near Lone Mt. State Forest in Morgan County.
That fire burned about 100 acres.
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