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|Burning season to begin|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 30 December 2008 16:00|
Brush burning permits will be available for purchase during normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., including Saturdays & Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning January 1.Â Cost of the burning permits remains at $10 for the season.Â We will only accept checks. Cash will not be accepted. Burning permits will be sold only at the Central Fire Station located at 668 Tremont Street, or by mail.
If you wish to have a permit mailed to you, please forward a request with your check to P.O. Box 2824, Duxbury, MAÂ 02331.
The burning season will start Jan. 15, and the last day of burning season will be May 1. Residents are strongly encouraged to get their burning done early because burning will be very limited if we have a dry spring.
Burning without a 2009 permit is a violation and burning privileges will be revoked for the remainder of the burning season.
Burning permits are issued only for burning brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry products.Â Burning of leaves, grass, hay, straw, stumps, finished lumber, or construction debris is strictly prohibited and doing so will be cause immediate revocation of the permit.
Burning must be done on land proximate to where the brush is generated, it must be done at least 75 feet from a dwelling, and adequate resources must be available to immediately extinguish the fire if requested to do so by a fire official. Burning will only be permitted when weather and wind conditions are acceptable.