South Hero, Vermont
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Open Burning and Weather Awareness in Vermont
While the recent burn ban has been lifted for the Northern part of the state you still need to obtain a burn permit from either the South Hero Town Clerk (372-5552) or Woody Smith (372-4734) before any open burning.
As Vermont dries out from winter each year, a new hazard often presents itself for spring. Dead grass, leaves, and brush can become prime fuel for wildland and brushfires, particularly when dried out under sunshine, low relative humidity, and just two or three rain free days in a row.
The National Weather Service; the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation; Green Mountain National Forest; and Vermont Department of Public Safety remind the public to exercise caution and follow local ordinances in regards to open burning this time of year in general.
Mid to late spring is considered the peak fire season in Vermont, with 75 of all fires during a given year typically occurring in April and May. Open burns can get out of control quickly in dry conditions.
Fire officials with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and the Green Mountain National Forest urge people to be aware of this danger and take steps to prevent wildland fires from starting in the first place. The majority of wildland fires in Vermont are a result of escaped fires from open burning by homeowners.
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The SHVFD Auxiliary assists and promotes the department, its families and the community through incident support, fire victim support, social activities and fund raising. All friends of the SHVFD are invited to join.
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South Hero Volunteer Fire Department Supporter shirts for sale!!
$10, youth & adult sizes
Contact Chief Kim Julow or auxiliary members Jessica Mcallister or Judy Duval to purchase.
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