BROOKLYN - The New York City Fire Department says it will increase its presence to help regulate any fires from the burning of the Chametz for Passover.

For Passover, many in the Orthodox Jewish community burn bread, since they are not allowed to eat it during the eight-day holiday.However, the city had to impose regulations on the ritual after many fires got out of control. Fire officials say the fires can only be built before noon, in designated areas and is limited to 10 pieces of bread.