FAYETTE — There are now three ways to get a burn permit in the town, fire Chief Marty Maxwell said.

The newest method is to get an online burn permit by going to www.wardensreport.com. Select “obtain a permit,” select the town of Fayette from the drop-down menu in the upper-left corner and click on “Check Fire Classification.” After reading the terms and conditions, click on the checkbox at the bottom and the “continue” button and you will be taken to a burn application permit form, he said. After completing the form, print out the permit and sign it.

The second way is to go online to the Maine Forest Service at www.maine.gov/burnpermit. Applicants will need a credit card to pay for the permit and a printer to print it out. The cost is $7.

The Forest Service will issue a permit that is good for up to 48 hours. People seeking a permit will need to go back to the service’s website to make sure it is a Class 1 or Class 2 day, which means it is low-to-moderate fire danger, and to check if it is acceptable to burn, Maxwell said.

If people have no access to a computer and are in need of a burn permit, they can call Fayette Fire Department Warden Maxwell, 685-3572 or deputy wardens Stacey Rose, 685-4292, John Peterson, 685-9421, or John Churchill, 685-9380.

With three options available to get a permit, fire wardens will no longer be doing Fire Station coverage on Saturdays and Sundays. The firefighters previously opened the station from 9 to 11 a.m. so that residents could obtain a permit.

People need to have their permit with them when they burn, he said. If the class of fire danger changes and people still burn, they could get a citation from the Forest Service, he said.

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