Open Burning

Open Burning Guidelines

This link will direct you to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation webpage that answers many of the questions regarding open burning in New York State.

Open burning is the single greatest cause of wildfires in NYS. Since the spring burn ban was implemented in 2009, the number of wildfires has decreased by more than 40%.

To report a wildfire, call 1-833-NYS-RANGERS (1-833-697-7264) or contact a forest ranger in your area.