Call 911, A Barn in Clarksville Is on Fire

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Smoking Barns in Clarksville

Smoking barn

Welcome to fall in Clarksville TN. Part of being acclimated to this area is seeing the smoking barns and having that first sense of panic that sets in that some poor farmer is going to lose his barn and his livestock. Someone had to tell me to relax that all was well. 

These smoking barns are purposefully having a controlled fire, creating smoke and heat to dry out the dark fire tobacco that is one of the major agricultural crops in Middle Tennessee. The tobacco hangs in the barns and cures before being sold to the tobacco companies. 

An agricultural specialist informed me that dark fire tobacco is used in snuff and chew. The burley tobacco is a ligher colored leaf, grows taller and is more spindly looking. It does not need the smoking barns. This tobacco is harvested and chopped into cigarette tobacco. 

So now you know. When you see a smoking barn in the fall in Clarksville, TN, take a deep sniff and you will smell tobacco. It is not a barn burning down, it is a controlled drying process of a tobacco harvest.

This information is provided by The Real Debbie Reynolds, a Realtor in Clarksville TN. 

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George Souto
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Patricia the tobacco industry use to be big in CT, but I don't think I ever saw smoking barns.

Oct 27, 2018 04:18 PM #1
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Dörte Engel
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Dear Debbie,

Pretty cool. We used to smoke fish, but on a much smaller scale.

Oct 27, 2018 04:21 PM #2
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Hi Debbie- now that's a new one on me. So, is it dangerous to inhale that smoke??

Oct 27, 2018 04:31 PM #3
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Debbie,

That is sure informative.  I would have been worried about that, if I saw it.  A 

Oct 27, 2018 04:36 PM #4
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Debbie, thanks for this information. But, here in West Virginia is there is smoke coming from a barn, call 911 :)

Oct 27, 2018 04:52 PM #5
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
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That's a great one. We have a good amount of tobacco.burley barns around here, but I can't say I have ever seen one smoking before.

Oct 27, 2018 05:06 PM #6
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It depends on the type of tobacco grown, George Souto. This is dark fired which is a dark broad leaf from a shorter plant.

Oct 27, 2018 05:38 PM #7
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Hi Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, It concerned me the first time and my instinct was to call the police or fire department.

Oct 27, 2018 05:40 PM #8
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Yes Kathy Streib it does smell like tobacco but more like a rich campfire smell, not like a burning cigarette.

Oct 27, 2018 05:41 PM #9
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Now you know if you see that in the South. They only dry tobacco in the fall, Ron and Alexandra Seigel.

Oct 27, 2018 05:41 PM #10
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They hang burley to dry but don't smoke it in the barns, J.R. Schloemer, CRS

Oct 27, 2018 05:43 PM #11
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Hi Dörte Engel the smoke on fish works much the same way as on tobacco. I understqand that this industry is raising much less tobacco.

Oct 27, 2018 05:44 PM #12
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Hi Debbie Reynolds - I just learned something new.  My parents lived in Kentucky and I never saw this when visiting. 

Oct 27, 2018 06:53 PM #13
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Thanks, Debbie, for this interesting lesson.

I expect the local fire department is accustomed to these calls.

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