The State Department of Environmental Conservation yesterday (April 3) commemorated Forest Rangers and Environmental Conservation Police Officers who responded to a fire last Tuesday on farmland in the town of Cincinnatus, which burned 1.3 acres of light grass before fire crews could contain the blaze.
Two Rangers responded, completed fire suppression, and declared the fire out about three hours after the initial report. ECOs then investigated and determined that the landowner had ignited bags of household waste in a burn pit and left the fire unattended.
That person was ticketed for several offenses.
DEC reminds residents that a statewide burn ban remains in effect through May 14.
For more information on open burning in New York visit DEC’s website.