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Open Burning
Open Burning Information
Under the provisions of Chapter 48 and CMR 7:07, you may obtain a permit at the Wilbraham Fire Department (Headquarters - 2770 Boston Rd) for open burning, subject to certain conditions and restrictions.

Requirements for Open-Air Burning Permits
  • Burning period is from January 15 to May 1
  • Fires must be completely out by 4:00 pm
  • Burning must be at least 75 feet from a dwelling
  • Burning must take place on the land closest to the source of the material to be burned
  • Must have available a water supply, shovels and rakes for controlling the fire
  • Fire must be extinguished immediately if requested by Fire Department
  • The person authorized to conduct open burning under this permit shall be the landowner or the owner’s authorized agent and shall remain present to control the fire until it is completely extinguished
  • The person setting the fire shall have sufficient help present to control the fire
  • In case of heavy winds or otherwise dangerous conditions, this permit is invalid, as provided by law

Materials Allowed
Burning (with a permit) of the following materials is allowed:
  • Tree branches
  • Domestic tree trimming
  • Cane
  • Brush
  • Pruning
  • Domestic garden preparation
  • Driftwood

Banned Materials
Burning of the following materials is not allowed statewide:
  • Grass
  • Whole trees
  • Hay
  • Leaves
  • Stumps
  • Tires

You must obtain a permit at the Wilbraham Fire Department, 2770 Boston Road.