This is no longer true. There are regulations now for controlled burns in PA. You can contact the PGC, Pheasants Forever, Forest Service and others that do controlled burns. You need a burn plan and trained workers to do the burn and rules include contacting local fire depts etc. before the burn is done. If you burn with a burn plan, you are protected from criminal prosection if your burn gets out of control and damages property.C R O W said:Open burning is actually illegal in the entire state of PA. However, some boroughs(if you live in one) have set up ordinances for burning. Contact them and go from there.