Current Burn Ban Status:
Burn Ban in Place as of 5/17/2023
The Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Company is tasked with providing fire protection services to Plainfield Township. In achieving this task, we are required to place a Burn Ban from time to time within the Township when conditions are more prone to quick spreading brush fires. We have terrain that is extremely varied from the Blue Mountain to flat open farmlands. We ask that all residents reference the Township of Plainfield, PA Fire Prevention and Fire Protection (ecode360.com) For details on our Local Burn Ordinance.
PRIOR to beginning a control burn we ask that all residents Call 610-759-2200 which is the Northampton County Emergency Management Center and provide all details of your proposed burn. Should there be a Burn Ban in place they will notify you immediately. If the center is unable to answer your questions at that time, they will reach out to a Fire Officer.
We utilize many areas to determine when a burn ban is needed. The Wildland Fire Assesment System (WFAS) is one of those tools. When our area is in Red Flag Warnings or other extreme weather, Burn Bans are automatic.
Every spring as residents clean up their properties, control burns are a common occurrence within the Township, however with dry conditions and various plants still in their dormant stages’ wildfires can ignite and spread very quickly, especially with lower humidity. Please be patient as the burn ban does get lifted periodically on rainy and wet days when there is a saturating rainfall.