- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is lifting the ban on outdoor burning in much of the state after two days of heavy rains.

With the exception of Windham and Bennington Counties, the burn ban was lifted at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Vermont Forest Fire Supervisor Lars Lund says that since the ban on burn permits was issued May 5 the number of wildfires in the state decreased significantly.

The department says widespread soaking rain over the last two days and the greening up of the state’s vegetation reduced the fire danger to low levels.

Fire permits can now be issued at the discretion of the town forest fire wardens and deputy wardens. Some wardens may choose to hold off on the issuing of burn permits in their communities.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide