Monday, November 16th, 2009 | Author:

I somehow missed this new offering from the DEC, but here’s the short version:

Effective on October 14, 2009, all open burning is prohibited in New York with several exceptions including the following:

  • Campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed.
  • Small cooking fires are allowed.
  • Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished.
  • Only charcoal or clean, dry, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned.
  • Ceremonial or celebratory bonfires are allowed.

So I have to include a tape measure in the camping equipment, but I’m really relieved¬† I can still have my ceremonial bonfires. I wonder if that includes effigies?

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5 Responses
  1. Unbelievable.

    I’m all for effigies.

  2. Whew. We’re gonna be busy making effigies.

  3. akagaga says:

    Now that you point it out, Alice, who would be the first effigy? or the first dozen? Decisions, decisions.

  4. Jim Wetzel says:

    Call me a foolish optimist. Call me Pollyanna, but I don’t think this foolishness is going to go on much longer.

    Mind you, what I think may be coming might well be even worse — maybe much worse. Still, I don’t think the Great Hectoring Nanny has too much longer to be in business.

  5. akagaga says:

    That sounds very ominous, Prophet Jim. I wish I could say I disagreed with you, but I can’t.