Brooklin Fire Department // PO Box 17 // Brooklin, ME 04616-0017 // 207.359. 4498

For Emergency, Dial 911

Brooklin Town Forest Fire Warden

PO Box 17 | Brooklin, ME 04616-0017 

 

To Obtain a burn permit, Contact one of the following:

Name                    Title                             Phone           Usual Daytime location

Peter Gray            Fire Warden                 610-3791      yard office at Hammond Lumber in Blue Hill    

Jerry Gray            Deputy Fire Warden    460-0896      various job sites around Brooklin

Scott Holden        Deputy Fire Warden    479-1355      various job sites in and out of Brooklin

Tom Morris           Deputy Fire Warden    619-3360      1100 Bay Rd, Brooklin

 

BURN INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Make sure to check the fire danger at http://mainefireweather.org

You may only burn on days when the fire danger is low or moderate in Zone 11. The fire danger is updated at 9:00 AM each day.

The ONLY permissible burns in Brooklin WITH a permit are:

  • Recreational campfires kindled when the ground is not covered by snow

  • Burning for agricultural purposes, which include but are not limited to open burning of blueberry fields, potato tops, and hay fields and prescribed burning for timberland management.

  • Out-of-door burning of wood wastes and unpainted wood from demolition debris in the open. Acceptable wood wastes are:

    • Brush

    • Stumps

    • UNTREATED and UNPAINTED Lumber

    • Bark

    • wood chips

    • shavings

    • slabs

    • edgings

    • slash

    • sawdust

  • Open burning of leaves, brush, deadwood and tree cuttings accrued from normal property maintenance by the individual landowner or lessee of the land 

  • You must have on hand at all times the tools, water and personnel that are specified on your permit

  • You must have at least one person present for each burn pile

  • You can only burn when winds are 10 mph or less at the site of the fire.​

You can tell if winds are low enough by holding a 3’ long piece of flagging tape at arm’s length. If the tape stays below horizontal, winds are less than 10 mph and adequate for a burn. This does not apply if it is raining or there is snow. 

  • You must leave a message on our Burn Line each time you are about to begin a burn

Call 619-BFD0  (619-2330) and state:  

  1. The name on the permit

  2. The street address/private road that provides the nearest vehicle access to the burn

  3. The time you are starting and the time that you expect to finish the burn

  4. A phone number where you can be reached during the burn