Starting the Fire
Before placing materials to be burned in an area, remove all grass. Before burning brush, dry by cutting in advance or covering. Start the fire using either small amounts of kerosene, number 2 fuel (no gasoline), or a pressurized burner which uses diesel fuel.
Someone must attend the fire until completely extinguished. Have available a water supply such as a pressurized water pump can or hose, and shovels or rakes for controlling the fire.
Extinguishing the Fire
Burn the fire down to coals and then extinguish with snow, water, sand or soil.
All open burning must be conducted during periods of good atmospheric ventilation “without causing a nuisance”, as determined by the Department of Environmental Protection.
No open burning permits may be issued for the burning of brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry debris in the following communities: