York County Burn Ban Lifted

The board reached its decision after consultation with the York County Fire Chiefs Association, who advised that recent area rain, along with additional projected rainfall and higher relative humidity created conditions conducive to removing the ban.

Rescinding the ban means that open burning – in accordance with residents’ respective municipalities – is now legal in York County. If residents are to engage in open burning, the board urges them to exercise caution in doing so, as such fires could still grow unmanageable. Please keep in mind that as of Monday, all of Pennsylvania remains in a drought watch, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The lifting of the ban also means fireworks are now permitted, although residents should abide by state law and also their municipality’s ordinances in regard to proper use. 

Ted Czech

Public Information Officer

York County Office of Emergency Management/York County 911

O: 717-840-2915

C: 717-891-8548

Email: ttczech@yorkcountypa.gov