Fire Danger Level Information

Forest Fire

East 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 Brush 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, see Connecticut DEEP Forest Fire Prevention Tips.