Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
WOODBURY CT – Nearly 50 firefighters from the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Dept and four neighboring Connecticut towns contained a fire that destroyed a home in the early hours of New Year’s Da...
Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
On Thanksgiving eve, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to a MVA accident when a BMW left Middle Road Tpke, crossed over Route 6, and crashed through the Garden’s assembled Christm...
WOODBURY – The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department extinguished an electrical transformer fire that briefly caused evacuation of 11 units in the Woodlake development Sunday night November 24th. ...
Monday, December 31st, 2018
During the year 2019, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to 344 total calls with an average of 11 firefighters rolling out each time.Fire (flame involved fires) 15False Alarms - 123Every...
Camp Fires

Can I have a camp fire in my back yard?

Yes.  But, it must fit the guidelines of the Connecticut Fire Safely Code

and the Connecticut Fire Prevention Code. 

3.3.167 Recreational Fire.  The noncommercial burning of materials other than rubbish for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, or similar purposes in which the fuel burned is not contained in an incinerator, a barbecue grill, or a barbecue pit and the total fuel area is not exceeding 3 ft. in diameter and 2 ft. in height.

If you are have a planning on having a recreational fire in your yard please remember to follow these simple guidelines.

If the fire department is called, they will respond to your home and the duty officer will inspect your recreational fire to make sure if meets the above code requirements.  If it does great - enjoy the rest of your evening.  If it does not, the brush truck may respond and put the fire out.  The fire officer will contact the Fire Marshal's Office and you will receive a visit from the Fire Marshal to advise you what you need to do in the future to make your fire meet the code.

If the Fire Marshal's Office keeps receiving complaints and you are not following the code requirements you may be issued a summons for reckless burning and that carries a $200.00 fine and a court appearance.  Please follow the simple guidelines to avoid this inconvenience.

We want everyone to be safe and enjoy themselves, but to do it as safely as possible not only for you but for your neighbors and the community.

If you wish to learn more on this matter or how to burn brush on your property - Please visit the Fire Marshal's website at:

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