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Burn Permits

Fire Permits for Epping Residents can be obtained for free at the Epping Fire Station

or

online through the state for a $3 fee HERE

Permits will be issued 7 days a week, 6:00 am-6:00 pm.  

Permits Will Not be issued when fire danger is class 4 or above.

Fire Permits are broken down into four Categories:

 

Category I Fire

  • A small controlled fire, such as a camp or cooking fire. 

  • Must be contained within a ring of fire resistive material or in a portable fire place

  • Cannot be greater than 2 feet in diameter. 

  • Must be at least 25 feet from a structure.

  • When conditions allow, a Category I Fire may be kindled at any time of day whether raining or not. 

  • Category I permits may be issued as a seasonal permit, but may be suspended if the Forest Fire Warden determines fire conditions to be too high. 

 

Category II Fire

  • A controlled fire, such as a camp or cooking fire.

  • Must be contained within a ring of fire resistive material or in a portable fire place.

  • Cannot be greater than 4 feet in diameter.

  • Must be at least 50 feet from a structure.

  • When conditions allow, a Category II Fire may only be kindled between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. unless it is actually raining.

  • Category II permits may be issued as a seasonal permit, but may be suspended if the Forest Fire Warden determines fire conditions to be too high. 

 

Category III Fire

  • A controlled fire greater than 4 feet in diameter or a controlled fire not contained within a ring of fire resistive material.

  • Must be at least 50 feet from a structure.

  • When conditions allow, a Category III Fire may only be kindled between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. unless it is actually raining.

  • Category III permits are typically issued for no more than one to three days depending on weather conditions.

 

Category IV Fire

  •  A controlled fire larger than a Category I Fire.

  • May be kindled during the day between the hours of 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. even if it is not raining.

  • The permittee must comply with additional, special provisions to qualify for a Category IV Permit.

  • A Category IV Permit is issued jointly between the Forest Ranger and the Forest Fire Warden.

 

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