RSA 227-L:17, I & II
person, firm or corporation who kindles or causes to be kindled any
fire or shall burn or cause to be burned any material in or near the
woodlands, or where fire could communicate to the woodlands. except
when the ground is covered with snow where you are burning SHALL
obtain a written fire permit from the forest fire warden in the town
or city where the fire will be kindled.
RSA 227-L:17, IV
or cooking fires may be kindled only with written permission of the
landowner or agent and a written fire permit from the forest fire
warden, or his authorized agent in the town or city where
the fire will be kindled. A camp or cooking fire is a suitable fire
in a suit-
able place for the purpose of cooking a meal. A gas grill or charcoal
fire in a container up and off the ground kindled by landowner or
owners permission does not require a written fire permit.
Burining " the burning of any material wherein products of combustion
are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through
a stack or chimney from an enclosed container.
Extinguished" to put out so that fire emits no smoke, heat or
a barrel type container that is solid, less than 7 cubic feet in size
and no holes larger than 1/2" diameter and covered with a screen
cover with holes not larger than 1/4".
Chapter Part Res 5600
fire permit shall be Summarily Suspended if any of the following fire
permit restrictions are violated, and an Official Notice or a Summons
shall be issued .
fire is kindled or material is burned between the hours of 9:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m. unless actually raining except for commercial permits.
fire is kindled or material is burned at an unspecified date, time,
place, or if material not specified on the written fire permit is
fire is kindled or material is burned when weather is unfavorable
in the opinion of the issuing authority or proclamation closing the
woodlands is in force.
fire is kindled or material is burned when specified assistance or
suppression equipment is not present to control the fire.
fails to keep the fire under control, or if the Director, Division
of Forests and Lands, or his authorized agents or Warden feel that
the material being burned is causing a hazard endangering life and/or
being burned violates any state law,rule, or regulation or local ordinance
and or New Hampshire Air Resources Division regulation regarding open
fires shall be constantly attended until the fire is completely extinguished.
A buried fire is not considered extinguished.
kindled and material burned shall be not less then 50 feet from any
structure and provisions shall be made to prevent a fire from spreading
to within 50 feet of any structure. Fires in approved containers shall
be not less then 25 feet from any structure.
must be 18 years of age to obtain a written fire permit.
-L: 17, V
ANY person causing or kindling a fire without a fire permit from the
Forest Fire Warden or his authorized agent. when such permit is required.
and any person by whose negligence or the negligence of his agents
any fire is caused. shall be liable in a civil action for the payment
to the town. state or United States or any or all of the same of expenses
incurred by the Forest Fire Warden or Deputy Warden in attending or
extinguishing such fire.
violating the permit law and its provisions. and any person who willfully
or recklessly kindles a fire that endangers woodlands. shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $2.000 and/or up to one
( 1) year in jail. or both.
is a synopsis of the laws, rules and regulations contained in RSA
227-L. If you have questions, please contact your local Forest Fire
Warden, your local Fire Department or your local Forest Ranger.