Information to Know for Burn Permits

BANGOR - If you're looking to get a burn permit, there's some information you need to know.

Because brush fires can become a concern, fire departments ask for advance warning when you plan to burn.


This enables them to have crews ready if they're needed.


There are also certain qualifications local departments will look for when evaluating an area before issuing a permit.


"They need to have clearance. Wherever they're going to burn has to be a safe location where it won't cause a fire to spread. They need to have a water source close enough or handy so they can use it in-case they need it for some reason, and they need to burn materials that are not banned by the state of Maine to burn," says  Bangor Fire Captain John Prentiss.


Weather is also a factor, and officials say they will not allow burns when the wind is too strong.

Jaclyn Cangro

Weekend Anchor/Producer/Reporter

Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.

While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.

When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.

She’s excited to explore all Maine has to offer! If you have any story ideas, contact her at or tweet her @jaclyncangro.

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