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he Town of Seymour now has two "Smokey the Bear" signs.  One is located at the Fire Station and the other at the Town Hall.  Both have the fire danger level sign which is updated as needed.

The State of Wisconsin/Department of Natural Resources has new Burning Regulations which began January 1, 2008.  The best prevention of wildfires is stopping them BEFORE they start.  This begins with knowing the safest times to burn.  We have pamphlets available at the Town Hall and also give instruction to you in our newsletters and this website.

Starting January 2008, the DNR started using a new burning permit system.  This change will incorporate one ANNUAL burning permit issued to a person for the entire calendar year for burning on the ground or burning in a barrel.  The permit user is required to check a Web site or call a toll free number to get permission to use the burning permit each time they wish to burn.  This enables fire managers to adjust burning permit restrictions daily as wildfire conditions change.

The new ANNUAL “on the ground” burning permit is no charge and the permit to use a burning barrel is still $25.00 for the cost of the barrel inspection to insure its safety.   This is an annual fee and expires each year December 31.

The same restrictions apply to ALL BURNING:

1.  Only burn legal materials:  Trees, brush, leaves, untreated/unpainted wood and clean “non-recyclable” paper products.ALL OTHER MATERIAL IS ILLEGAL TO BURN.

2.   Fires must be attended at all times.

3.  Hours of burning are 6pm to midnight and the fire must be out by midnight.

   4.   No burning is allowed on Sundays or Holidays.

 
A WRITTEN ANNUAL BURNING PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR THOSE RESIDENTS BURNING EAST OF COUNTY P.  A VERBAL PERMIT FROM THE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED FOR THOSE RESIDENTS WEST OF COUNTY P.  EVERY RESIDENT INTENDING TO BURN MUST CALL THE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT EACH TIME YOU INTEND TO BURN WHETHER YOU HAVE A WRITTEN PERMIT OR NOT.  YOU MUST CALL BEFORE 6PM AND THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBER IS:     715.834.6868

 
Burning permits (written and/or verbal) are required when the ground is not completely covered with sufficient snow(cooking and campfires exempt).

 
For more information on the new regulations or permits you may call the DNR or the Seymour Town Hall Monday through Friday 9AM to 1PM.

You may obtain a new ANNUAL burning permit from:

1.   Augusta Ranger Station 715.286.4340   

2.   Emergency Fire Wardens at the Town Hall Office:  Sue Larson and Laura Konwinski 715.834.4999 call between 9am and 1pm.