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DEC Reminding New Yorkers to Use Caution When Outdoor Burning

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The residential burn ban officially ended on Saturday May 14th, but the New York Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers to use caution when burning as fires can still easily and quickly escape and spread.


“The risk of wildfires remains high this spring across New York State, so it’s absolutely essential New Yorkers are mindful of the risk when doing any kind of residential outdoor brush burning,” Commissioner Seggos said. “To protect our communities and natural resources, we’re encouraging people to put safety first, don’t leave fires unattended, and ensure all fires are fully extinguished.”

With the Warm, Sunny, and dry weather conditions for a wildfire have increased significantly. Warnings of enhanced wildfires are announced through the National Weather Service.

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