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Dryden Fire Reminding Everyone, State Burn Ban Remains in Effect


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The Dryden Fire Department is reminding everyone, the New York State Burn Ban remains in effect through May 14th. Dryden Fire says the risk of fires spreading due to dry conditions is high.

The friendly reminder comes after the fire department was dispatched to a report of a large plume of smoke and the possibility of a brush fire. Dryden Fire was able to locate the fire and found it was a large pile of logs and brush that was being burned by a landowner.

The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters.

The annual burn ban began back in 2009 and since, the amount of wildfires within the state has decreased by about 40%, the DEC says.

There are exceptions to the burn ban though. Those exceptions include: camp fires or any other outdoor fire less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, small cooking fires, and ceremonial or celebratory bonfires are allowed (disposal of flags or religious items in a small-sized fire is allowed).

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