SWANSEA —Chief Eric Hajder and the Swansea Fire Department would like to remind residents that the 2021 open burning season will end on Saturday, May 1, at 4 p.m.
The Commonwealth’s annual burning period spans from Jan. 15 to May 1. Residents are able to burn brush, cane, driftwood, tree pruning and other forestry with a permit granted by the Swansea Fire Department.
Chief Hajder would like to remind anyone who plans to use the remaining days of open burning that they must call the Swansea Fire Department at 508-672-4305 each day after 9:30 a.m. to activate their permit if conditions are acceptable and burning is allowed.
Also, remember that open burning must be done at least 75 feet from all buildings, never leave a fire unattended and keep fire extinguishing materials handy while burning.
Chief Hajder would like to thank Swansea residents for their commitment to ensuring another safe open burning season this year.