Forest FireEast Lyme Public Safety wants to remind you to:

Obey local laws regarding open fires (camp fires, bonfires, fire pits, etc.). Even if you have received a permit from the Fire Marshal, the permit is not valid if the Forest Fire Danger is rated HIGH, VERY HIGH or EXTREME.

Some tips for Bush Fire Prevention:

  • Do not discard cigarettes from moving vehicles. Use ashtrays instead.
  • When pulling to the side of the road, stay off dry grassy areas
  • Do not operate all-terrain vehicles on dry vegitation areas.
  • Check lawnmowers and farm equipment for properly working spark arresters
  • Properly extinguish fires when cooking outdoors and never leave fires unattended!

For more information on fire prevention tips or to obtain a daily Fire Danger rating, see Connecticut DEEP Forest Fire Prevention Tips.