Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge announced this week that Burning Permits are available at Station No. 1 , 48 Lothrop St. between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Burning Season Begins January 15 and runs through May 1, 2013. Residents should follow the instruction on their open burning permit carefully, Partridge said.
Below is information from the Easton Fire Department:
PERMIT FOR OPEN AIR BURNING
- Burning shall only be allowed between the hours of 10AM and 4 PM from January 15 through May 1 the same year.
- The Fire Department may revoke permit at any time for violation of open air burning rules or creating a nuisance.
- Open burning must be at least 75 feet from all dwellings and must not become a nuisance to neighbors.
- Open burning may be halted at any time due to dry and windy weather.
- People conducting illegal burning, or who allow a fire to get out of control, may be held liable for costs of extinguishing a fire, fined, and even imprisoned (MGL c.48 s.13).
- With A Permit, Burning of the Following Materials is Allowed:
- Brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry debris from other than commercial or industrial land clearing operations
- Materials normally associated with the pursuit of agriculture such as, fruit tree pruning’s, dead raspberry stalks, blueberry patches for pruning purposes, and infected beehives for disease control.
- Burning of the Following Materials is Prohibited Statewide:
- Brush, trees, cane and driftwood from commercial and/or industrial land clearing operations.
- Grass, hay, leaves and stumps, and tires.
- Construction material and debris
- How to Safely Ignite the Fire
- An adult should always be present during open burning and children and pets should be kept at a safe distance away.
- Use paper and kindling to start a fire and add progressively larger pieces of wood. Parts of a leftover Christmas tree may also be used.
- Never use gasoline, kerosene or any other flammable liquid to start a fire! The risk of personal injury in these cases is very high.
- Burn one small pile at a time and slowly add to it. This will help keep the fire from getting out of control.
- Select a location away from utility lines.
- Keep a hose or water supply nearby.
PERMISSION MUST BE OBTAINED FOR EACH DAY OF BURNING BY CALLING OUR RECORDED BURNING LINE :
CALL RECRODED BURNING LINE AT 508-230-0788