Open burning season underway in Wellfleet

Daily burning allowed daily through May 1 with permit

Opening burning season began last week in Wellfleet and will continue through Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 4 p.m. Burning may be done between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day, weather-permitting.

In order to burn brush in Wellfleet, residents must obtain a permit from the Wellfleet Fire Department. The permit is $15 and payment must be made by cash or check.

Additionally, residents wishing to burn must call the Wellfleet Fire Department at 508-349-0333 between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. that day. A recorded message will inform the caller if burning is allowed on that day. If it is, the caller will be prompted to leave his/her name, address and permit number.

Based on weather conditions, the Wellfleet Fire Department may call off a burn during the day and order that all brush fires be extinguished.

Applications are available online here and may be processed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the fire station. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on