Outside Burning prohibited

Outside burning in Cambridge is prohibited.


With the fluctuating February weather of some warm days & nights and some very cold & windy days and nights, remember that OPEN BURNING IS PROHIBITED in Cambridge.

This includes FIRE PITS, chimineas, outside fireplaces & burning of yard waste, brush, & trash.
This is an important fire safety factor to prevent the recurrence of devastating fires in our closely built-up city.

Additionally the MA Department of Environmental Protection prohibits outside burning in the city, as well as surrounding "urbanized areas" in order to reduce air pollution.

Be responsible! Respect your neighbors. Help to prevent fires!
To report a fire or other emergency situation, call 911 right away.


Outside burning prohibited Feb