Brush Fire

Good morning Norwich citizens, as of 3/19/2020 and until further notice, we have ceased issuing burn permits for Norwich. This is due to the following concerns regarding:

  • potential personal exposure to COVID-19 through interactions with permit seekers;
  • potential for a permitted burn to escape, resulting in increased pressure on first responders who may be needed for COVID-19-related responses; and
  • potential for a permitted burn to escape, resulting in increased COVID-19 exposure among responders, landowners, and firefighters from Norwich and other towns.

The Wildland Fire Program supports this decision to avoid exposure to COVID-19 and to help everyone stay healthy by not issuing burn permits.

Thank you for your understanding,

Linda Cook, Fire Warden

603-208-7847

CookL1574@gmail.com