Fire Warden

Ken Russin – 434-2389 (home/work) or 350-7818 (pager)
97 Shaker Mtn. Road

CURRENT FIRE DANGER STATUS FOR OUTDOOR BURNING
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Campfires 30″ or less in diameter do not need a burn permit, but for all other outdoor fires (other than 30″ or less campfires) you must first have a permit from Fire Warden Ken Russin, who can be reached at 434-2389 (or by paging him at 350-7818). Regardless of the danger level, you should always have a source of water handy for all outdoor fires, including campfires.

Responsibility

In accordance with Vermont State Statute, Forest Fire Wardens are appointed by the Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and approved by the Selectboard. They serve for a term of five (5) years, with an unlimited number of reappointments possible subject to approval by the Commissioner or designee (per 10 V.S.A. Chapter 83 §2641).

Campfires & Brush Burning – Permits Required

A common question is whether or not a permit is needed for backyard campfires or the burning of brush—and the answer is YES. Permits are issued by the Fire Warden – and can be issued over the phone. Please note that the burning of garbage is against the law.

Temporary Bans on Outdoor Burning

When extremely dry weather poses a severe fire hazard, the Fire Warden may issue temporary bans on outdoor burning. These bans are issued only when necessary to protect everyone’s safety.

Questions?

If you have any questions – contact Ken Russin. The full ordinance (titled Civil Ordinance Regulating the Burning and Disposal of Solid Wastes) was adopted by the Town of Huntington in October 2001 is available here.

Burning Ordinance:

Burning Ordinance adopted 2002.pdf

Burning Ordinance Fees:

Burning Permit.pdf