Brush burning permits available now through April

It’s brush burning season, but before you break out the matches, you’ll need a permit.

Permits are $10 for the season (free for those over 65) and can be obtained in person at the Fire Station on Monday through Friday (8:00 am to 6:00 pm) or Saturday (9:00 am to 1:00 pm). Once you have a permit, you need to call the Fire Department each day you plan to burn.

According to the Fire Department website, the permit allows you to burn brush up to 4 inches in diameter. You’re not allowed to burn leaves, grass, hay, stumps, rubbish, construction materials or old buildings (but new buildings are fair game?). Set up your fire at least 75 feet from any building, and of course, have a water supply readily available.

The are more restrictions, and you can read all about them on the Fire Department website.

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