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 Open Burning Season

 

In accordance with State Law, the 2014 open burning season will begin on January 15th and end at 4:00 PM on May 1st. (daily hours are 10AM - 4PM. These dates are set by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with the objective of minimizing air quality impacts, and are enforced locally by the Fire Department.


You must get a permit from the Public Safety Dispatch Center at the Mansfield Police Department located on 50 West Street. As a reminder, you also must call into the dispatch center on the day(s) you wish to burn to find out if burning is allowed that day. Burning may not be allowed due to many different conditions such as wind speed or stagnant air conditions. The decision to burn is made each day by the OIC at the Fire Department. They make their decision using many factors such as the daily fire forecast:http://bit.ly/aIC4TW .

Below are 2 more links for reference and tips.:

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/stewardship/firecont/DCROpenBurn.htm

http://www.mass.gov/dep/air/compliance/burning.htm

Chimenea & Fire Pit Safety
Burn clean fire wood
Devices are for outside use only
Burning of trash, leaves, construction debris and other refuse is prohibited by law.
Devices are to operated by an adult
Keep small children & pets away
Devices should be placed & operated away from buildings and other combustible objects or structures.
Devices should not be used on decks or porches.
Have a fire extinguisher available
If devices produce too much smoke & are deemed a nuisance by the fire dept. The fire department can order the fire to be extinguished.

 

 

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