WHAT CAN WE BURN:
- Clean materials only. No tires, roofing, flammable liquids, plastics, paints, etc.
- Nothing over 5" diameter.
- Burning in a barrel is not permitted.
- Residential trash burning is not permitted
WHERE BURNING CAN TAKE PLACE:
- Not less than 50 feet from structures.
- Not less than 20 feet from any property line
- Areas that will not be a nuisance.
- Fire Department may check area prior to issuing permit.
- The permitee must be prepared to extinguish fire with garden hose, water buckets, hand tools, etc.
- It is suggested that your fire be started small and materials added to.
- Provision must be made to prevent fire from spreading to within 50 feet from structure.
- Fire must be attended until completely extinguished. No smoke, embers or flame.
- Burying a fire does not extinguish a fire.
Any person causing or kindling a fire without a written permit, when such permit is required, and any person whose negligence is liable in a civil action for payment to the town, state or United States or any or all of the same expenses incurred by the Forest Fire Warden or Deputy Warden in attending or extinguishing such fire.
Any person violating the permit law and its provisions, and any person who willfully or recklessly kindles a fire that endangers the woodlands, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $2000 and / or up to one (1) year in jail.
Since people cause most wildfires, we all have a part in preventing them. We can be more careful ourselves. And whoever we are and wherever we are, we can influence others to use more care with fires.
Remember, a little extra care takes only a few minutes of your time. And it could prevent a wildfire.
For additional information, contact the Fire Department during normal business hours at 603-472-3219