Residential brush burning in towns with less than 20,000 residents is prohibited in the state through May 14 – including all of the Adirondack Park. New York State prohibits residential burning during the high-risk fire season to reduce the number of wildfires and protect people, property and natural resources.
Open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in New York State. When temperatures are warmer and grasses and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread easily. » Continue Reading.