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Danvers Under Red Flag Warning: Is Outdoor Burning Permitted?

The outdoor burning season runs from January through the first of May in Massachusetts.

Danvers Under Red Flag Warning: Is Outdoor Burning Permitted?

With the especially dry winter and spring Danvers has seen, is outdoor burning still permitted?

We went straight to the for this week's You Ask...Patch Answers.

According to Fire Chief Kevin Farrell, a $10 permit has to be obtained to participate in outdoor burning, and can be picked up at the department.

Alongside the permit, Farrell said a resident must call and notify the department on the day they wish to burn.

The burning season begins in January, and lasts through the first of May.

Town Manager Wayne Marquis said at last week's , while at this time of year we have typically seen about 12 inches of rain, so far in 2012, the town has only seen about half of that amount. have been placed several days in April.

Chief Farrell said on days when a red flag warning has been put into effect by the National Weather Service, burning is not permitted.

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