Today’s fire danger is VERY HIGH. The New Fairfield Fire Marhsal's office notes that a permit is required for open burning, but all burn permits are suspended today. Residents are asked to be aware of potential sources of ignition such as discarded smoking materials, outdoor cooking, fireworks, and the like. New Fairfield fire officials say a very quick and easy way to improve overall safety is to make sure a house number can be quickly and easily identified in case of emergency. Numbering the mailbox, and home with reflective numbers that are at least 3 inches is important. The quicker first responders can identify the address of an emergency, the Fire Marshal says the quicker they can mitigate the situation.