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All fires should be in an open area away from houses and other
structures and should not be placed next to roadways as they can
be a distraction to passing drivers. It is very important to never
leave a burn pile unattended as it can spread very quickly and damage
both yours and your neighbors' property. Any one found to be violating
these rules for burning may have their permits revoked and be refused
future permits. A fine of up to $500 may also be issued under the
State of Vermont Clean Air Act (Sec. 1. 24 V.S.A. § 2201). The rules
laid out above apply to both day and night burns.
A permit is required for home outside burning. If you fail
to obtain a permit, and you need assistance from the Town Fire Department
to control your fire, you will liable for the cost of assistance.
Contact the Shelburne Dispatch Center at 985-8051. Please remember
to be kind and courteous as they are providing a very valuable service
to the Town of Hinesburg at no additional cost. Also, the determination
of whether or not a permit is issued is up to the Fire Warden, not
the Shelburne Dispatch Center -- they are only acting as a point
You are allowed to burn any natural vegetation (trees, brush and
grass) and also untreated wood product, which is wood with no paint
or wood that is not pressure-treated. Household trash is not
permitted for burning under the State of Vermont Clean Air Act (Sec.
1. 24 V.S.A. § 2201).
Additional restrictions for night time fires: You need to call
for a night time permit before 8:00 PM; the fire must be completely
put out when retiring for the night.
Anyone burning without a permit or burning a permitted fire that
is deemed unsafe will be asked to put the fire out. If the fire
is not put out, the Hinesburg Fire Department will send a truck
to put the fire out and the responsible party may have future permits
Call 911 sooner than later if a fire gets out of control.
We would rather take care of a slightly out of control fire than
have a large rapidly growing incident.
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