Recent grass fires reinforce need for statewide burn ban

CHENANGO COUNTY March 15 was the beginning of the statewide open burn ban, which will continue until May 15. Local fire officials want to remind residents of this ban as there have already been accounts of grass fires resulting from burning yard debris and brush in Chenango County. The state has specified regulations on what can and cannot be burned during certain time periods. Currently, all open burning is banned.

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