Daily Forest Fire Danger Report
Forest Fire Danger Level for Friday, June 14, 2013
Next scheduled update: Friday, June 21st, 2013. The Division of Forestry continues to monitor conditions on a daily basis and will return to daily updates when warranted.
Fire Weather Information
The DEEP's Forest Fire Control Office urges all who enjoy the use of
Connecticut's parks, forests and open spaces, to use fires with caution and practice forest fire prevention tips especially during forest
fire season. People need to obey local laws regarding open fires, carefully
dispose of hot charcoal, and completely extinguish smoking materials.
Bear says "Only you can prevent wildfires!"
Connecticut traditionally experiences high forest fire danger in the
Spring from mid-March through May. DEEP's Division of Forestry constantly monitors
the danger of forest fire to help protect Connecticut's 1.8 million acres of forested
land. Throughout the Spring forest fire season, DEEP sends daily advisories on forest fire
danger levels to DEEP's state park forest field staff, municipalities, fire departments and
the media. Forest fire danger levels are classified at low, moderate, high, very high or
extreme. In an average year approximately 1,300 acres of Connecticut woodland are scorched
by forest fires.
If you have received a permit from your local Open Burning Official to burn
brush on your property, the permit is not valid if the Forest Fire Danger is rated high, very high or extreme and you are burning
within 100 feet of a grassland or woodland.
If you spot a forest fire, remain calm, go to the nearest telephone and
dial 911 to report the fire as quickly as possible to your local fire department. Calmly
tell the emergency dispatcher when you saw it and where you saw it. Stay on the telephone
until the dispatcher tells you to hang up.
Forest Fire Prevention Tips