Chief’s Corner

2009 Brush Burning Season is open until April 30th

Burning permits will be issued by the Chief or an assigned LVFD Officer. Permits are available at station between 6pm and 9pm on Wednesday evenings, or by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling the station @ 443-2321 and leaving a message.

Permits will be issued for the entire season (Jan 15th – April 30th), for a fee of $5. Permits will become valid once the procedures listed below have been followed:

1. On the day that you wish to conduct an open burn, you must contact the Berkshire
County Sheriff’s dispatch center @ 445-4559, and verify that burning is being allowed
in the Town of Lanesborough on that day.

2. If burning is allowed, you must give your Name, address, and permit #.

Your permit will be valid for THAT DAY ONLY. If you wish to burn another day, you must repeat the above procedures. All rules for open burning in Massachusetts must be adhered to. Any violations may be subject to fines and/or criminal action.

Chief Durfee