Burn ban begins in New York State

ALBANY, N.Y. — Families will not be able to burn trash and other waste anywhere in New York.

The state is hoping to avoid brush fires like the one that happened last year near Rensselaerville.

Environmental groups say the ban will also reduce the number of harmful air pollutants. The ban covers all residential garbage.

Tree limbs and brush can be burned, but there are restrictions. You cannot burn brush for two months between March 15 and May 15th.

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