Tennessee is still under drought conditions according to the United States Drought Monitoring System (http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/DM_state.htm?TN,S)
The conditions effect fire weather.
Check the National Weather Service Fire Weather Page for information on national and local fire conditions. (http://fire.boi.noaa.gov/)
For more information on global fire monitoring visit the Earth Observatory at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/fire_wx/