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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Open Burning Restrictions

Fire Restrictions

Issued July 20, 2022
Manchester-by-the-Sea Fire Department


Due to the current drought situation and high fire danger, all outdoor cooking fires (utilizing wood/charcoal) are PROHIBITED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE on all Town beaches and properties, including Tuck’s Point. 
Propane camping stoves and residential style propane grills are permitted if utilized per manufacturer’s instructions and following all safety guidelines. 
Residents are advised to use extreme caution with any open flame and to be careful with the disposal of all smoking materials at all times! 
A reminder that open burning on private property is only allowed with a permit from the fire department between January 15 and May 1 of each year. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) laws and regulations do not make exceptions for “ambiance fires” such as fire pits, fire bowls, or chimeneas. These may only be used outside of the permitted open burning season for cooking purposes.


Please contact the fire department with any questions.

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