Open Burning Permits

During the months between April and November, we are notified from the State Fire Marshal’s Office as to what the conditions for any opening burning will be for each day.  Here in Dresden, during these months, we will issue permits after 5 p.m. during the weekdays and after 9 a.m. on the weekends.  The issuing of permits will depend on what the ‘Class’ day is for our zone, as well as what the conditions may be in regard to wind speeds.  During the months when we have snow on the ground, we will issue permits any day after 9 a.m. providing there are no high winds.  Permits will need to be filled out and signed by the person who will be responsible for it.  It will list all things that you are not allowed to burn.  We ask any resident who is planning to burn debris to please call one of the agents who can issue the permit on the day you will burn.  Those agents are listed below and, because you may want to check first to see if we are issuing permits, their phone numbers are included .

(Chief/Fire Warden) Steve Lilly  737-9434       (Assistant Chief)  Ron Theriault   737-8771

(F.F./EMA Director) Sonia Lilly 737-9429        (Deputy Warden) Shari Lilly        737-2566

Permits can also be obtained online, for a fee, through the State of Maine Forestry website.

Also, please remember that if you have trouble with your fire and it gets to be more than you can handle, call 9-1-1 and the dispatchers at Lincoln County Communications will alert the fire department.  It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially with fire.


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