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January 4, 2013

Open burning permits available in Beverly

BEVERLY — The Beverly Fire Department will begin issuing open burning permits on Monday.

The city allows open burning of brush from Jan. 15 to May 1, but residents must first obtain a valid permit.

Permits cost $10 and will be available at the fire prevention office at Central Fire Station, 15 Hale St., between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The fee must be paid by check or money order. No cash will be accepted.

Once you obtain a permit, you must call the Central Fire Station dispatch at 978-922-2424 between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the day you wish to burn in order to activate the permit for that day. Fire officials have the right to deny open burning on any day due to the weather or other reasons.

Deputy fire Chief Peter O’Connor said the department has already responded to “several calls” about people burning Christmas trees in their yards. O’Connor said open burning is meant for small brush and cannot take place in densely populated areas in the downtown.

Residents can call 978-927-2200 during business hours to see if they are on the “no-burn” list.

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