Burning season concludes today

Full story: Berkshire Eagle
Don't flick the flint - burn season ends today. The annual period from January 15 to May 1 when Massachusetts residents can turn their outdoor brush to ashes ends on the day after several local brush fires flared up and burning was banned across the Northeast. Full Story
Fire pit

Northampton, MA

#1 May 1, 2009
Build yourself a small fire pit, grab a chair, beer & some marshmellows and sit there while it burns.

Don't need a permit for that.
DEP sucks

Rensselaer, NY

#2 May 1, 2009
What a surprise. The envirofacists at DEP declined several town's appeals. That's because their agenda is all they give two shuts about. Bunch of Ayeholes! When the HUGE fires start because nobody got a chance to get rid of their downed brush, then we can thank them for protecting us from ourselves.

And not everybody has the space to mulch their brush. So rather than burning it, we can all shell out huge amounts of cash to overpriced landscapers to chip it or haul it away. Great solution.

There's one species that DEP forgets about. The human species. This state sucks.
Herbert Hitler

Springfield, MA

#3 May 2, 2009
DEP sucks wrote:
What a surprise. The envirofacists at DEP declined several town's appeals. That's because their agenda is all they give two shuts about. Bunch of Ayeholes! When the HUGE fires start because nobody got a chance to get rid of their downed brush, then we can thank them for protecting us from ourselves.
And not everybody has the space to mulch their brush. So rather than burning it, we can all shell out huge amounts of cash to overpriced landscapers to chip it or haul it away. Great solution.
There's one species that DEP forgets about. The human species. This state sucks.
Of course this state sucks. What do you expect from a state full of massholes?
brush hill bob

Souderton, PA

#4 May 2, 2009
putting arbitrary dates for burning puts un-needed pressure on local fire companies and officials. think about it, getting close to the end of the season and on a marginal day that might not be the safest for burning people do because they feel pressured to do so and local officials might feel the need to allow it. meanwhile there are plenty of cool wet stretches of weather in the summer and fall in this area that would be much safer.
DEP Sucks

Rensselaer, NY

#5 May 3, 2009
Brush Hill, That's an excellent point. That's also how most other New England states do it.

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