State outlines outdoor burning laws

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Division for Air Quality is reminding state residents who are starting spring cleanup projects that there are restrictions to outdoor burning.

Director John Lyons says burning trash is illegal in the state, though many residents don't realize that. And fines for illegal burning can go as high as $25,000 per day per violation.

State law prohibits the burning of many materials including plastic, tires, cans, coated wire, carpeting and food.

It's also illegal to burn trailers, buildings, and construction and demolition debris such as shingles, drywall and insulation.

Some open burning in Kentucky is permitted. For instance, campfires, fires for cooking and fires to dispose of tree limbs are allowed in most counties.

For more information visit or call (888) BURN-LAW (888-287-6529).

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