On April 24, 2024

Vermont’s wildland fire season has begun

Vermont’s wildland fire season is now underway, according to a news release from the Dept. of Forests, Parks, and Recreation’s (FPR) April 15. The Wildland Fire Program is geared up to provide daily updates and seasonal tips to Vermonters to keep them informed about fire danger risks and to help them prevent wildfires in their community. 

Wildland fires, which include grass, brush, and forest fires, are a particular concern in the spring and fall; however, fires can occur anytime.

Already this year, several wildland fires have been reported. These early fires serve as a reminder of the ongoing threat and the need for continued vigilance.

Burning debris is the leading cause of wildfires, underscoring the critical importance of proactive measures. In 2023 there were 63 wildfires in Vermont; all were caused by human activity.

“Monitoring wildfire activity is crucial,” said FPR Commissioner Danielle Fitzko. “It helps protect lives and property and allows communities to respond effectively to changing conditions. Vermonters play an important role in preventing wildland fires by practicing fire safety and following open burning regulations.” 

For more information, visit: fpr.vermont.gov/wildland.

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