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Wildland Fire

The term “wildland fire” includes all grass, brush, and forest fires. Each year Vermont experiences many wildland fires during its two primary fire seasons, spring and fall. Burning debris is the most common cause of wildland fires in Vermont. To help prevent forest fires, Town Forest Fire Wardens issue burn permits and engage the public in fire education.

Latest Map of Vermont Wildland Fire Incidents

Fire assistance is provided to protect people, property, and natural resources from uncontrolled wildfire events in rural Vermont by working with Town Forest Fire Wardens, regional partners in the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Commission, and federal agencies. By request, we provide technical support and specialized forest firefighting equipment to assist towns in suppressing large or difficult wildfires.

Training courses are presented by Wildland Fire Control Staff to town firefighters and other fire service organizations in cooperation with the Vermont Fire Academy and the US Forest Service.

Wildland Fire Control Staff:

State Forest Fire Supervisor  Dan Dillner-802-777-3079

District 1: Windham & Windsor Counties  Kelsey Zaengle-802-917-2241

District 2:  Bennington & Rutland Counties  Kelsey Zaengle-802-917-2241

District 3:  Addison, Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle Counties  Dan Dillner-802-777-3079

District 4:  Lamoille, Orange & Washington Counties Devin Healy-802-917-2555

District 5:  Caledonia, Essex & Orleans Counties Devin Healy-802-917-2555