Brush burning permits now available

Brush burning season opens today, 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.

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 buildings. 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. Burning season ends on May 1.

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