Plaistow Suspends Burning Permits Because of Dry Weather

Brush fires, such as this one along Interstate 93 last Friday, are a seasonal problem.

The current dry weather pattern has prompted the town of Plaistow, N.H., to suspend all seasonal burning permits “until further notice.”

Officials cited advice from the New Hampshire state forest ranger, representing Plaistow, as well as “consistently low humidity and lack of precipitation.”

“The fire danger will remain high until we have sustained higher humidity and considerable precipitation,” a Town spokesperson said. Observers have also reported to WHAV surrounding towns have posted “very high” brush fire risk warnings at signs near local fire stations and other public safety facilities.

A chance for scattered evening showers were in Friday’s forecast, according to Wave Weather.

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