FAYETTE — Starting this week, residents can get free burn permits online.

Marty Maxwell, Fayette fire chief, said the town has joined an online burn permit system created by West Gardiner firefighters.

The service started Monday and means that Fayette firefighters will no longer be at the fire station Saturday mornings, traditionally the time they gave burn permits to residents.

The new system sends a text to fire department officers telling them where people will be burning.

Maxwell said residents can get free burn permits by logging into wardensreport.com or go to the Maine Forest Service website, where a two-day permit costs $7.

Residents without computers can call one of the town’s four fire wardens: Maxwell at 685-3572, Stacey Rose at 685-4292, John Churchill at 685-9380, or John Peterson at 685-9421, who issue free permits.

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