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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Open Burning Ban in Place

Open Burn Ban:
What is prohibited?
-Burning of garbage, refuse or rubbish generated by residential, commercial or industrial activities (leaves, tree limbs, construction materials and treated wood are some examples of prohibited burning items) are not allowed at any time throughout the year
-Burning on the day following Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day
-Burning within 50 feet of property line

What is allowed from now until May 14th?
-Camp fires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length width or diameter
-Small cooking fires
-Only charcoal or clean, untreated wood can be burned

Once the burn ban is lifted all open burns must be conducted in accordance with NYS DEC and Chapter 65 of the Town Code. The Town code is available online.

Remember fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished. Fire that are allowed must also be attended by a responsible adult. Appropriate fire-extinguishing equipment such as buckets of water or a garden hose that can reach the fire must be available at all times during the burn. Persons burning also have a responsibility of courtesy to their neighbors and must take steps to assure no off-site nuisances from smoke, embers, etc., occur. Also at any time the Town Fire Marshal or Local Fire Official can order a fire to be extinguished. Penalties for first offense are punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days or both.

Any questions can be answered at 899-2685 or email Firemarshals@malta-town.org




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