Open Burning Information

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Open Burning Season runs from January 15th through May 1st. All open burning shall be done only at the address that was provided to the Department on the permit application. Residents must call Dispatch each day that they wish to burn to obtain permission.

Only brush, cane, driftwood, and forestry debris that did not come from a commercial operation, may be burned. No lumber or building materials shall be burned at any time.

No grass, hay, leaves, stumps, or tires may be burned.

Gasoline, kerosene, or other flammable liquids shall not be used to start or fuel the fire.

All open burning fires shall be attended at all times with an adult until such time as the fire is extinguished.

A fire extinguisher and working pressurized water supply (hose) and shovel/rake must be on site.

All open burning must be a minimum of 75 feet from all buildings (structures) and must be conducted between the hours of 10am and 4pm in accordance with D.E.P. C.M.R. 7.07.

Open burning permits can be rescinded if the winds accelerate or the atmosphere conditions change suddenly, making it unsafe to burn.

Burn permits may be purchased at the Fire Department, 90 State Road, or at the Town Hall, 50 The Common. Permits are $10 and are payable with cash or check made payable to the Town of Phillipston.

Residents may call the Fire Department at (978) 249-6302 with any questions.

*Open Burning Permit Form (Download, print and mail with payment to Phillipston Fire Department, 90 State Road, Phillipston, MA 01331.)