Burn ban in St. Lawrence County set for March 16 to May 14
A burn ban is in effect from March 16 through May 14 in St. Lawrence County and the rest of the state, according to the Department of Conservation.
Violators of the state’s open burning regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense.Open burning is prohibited in New York, with several exceptions:
• Campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed.
• Small cooking fires are allowed.
• Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished.
• Only charcoal or clean, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned.
• Ceremonial or celebratory bonfires are allowed.
In towns with a total population less than 20,000, you may burn tree limbs with attached leaves. The limbs must be less than 6 inches in diameter and 8 feet in length (also referred to as brush). However, this is not allowed from March 16 through May 14 due to the increased risk of wildfires.
For more, visit https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/58519.html .